741. House of Common's Members' Fund.

741.     House of Common's Members' Fund.

The House of Commons Members' Fund is not a pension fund but was established in 19391 as a source of financial support by way of discretionary grants for former members and their dependents2. The fund's trustees3 may make payments out of the fund to former members of the House of Commons, and to people who appear to the trustees to be or to have been dependents of former members4 having regard to their financial circumstances and the state of the fund5. The fund is maintained by