Members of the House of Commons have received salaries for their parliamentary duties since 19111. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority ('IPSA')2 is responsible for determining members' pay and setting the level of any increase in their salary3. Higher salaries are payable to members who hold certain offices or positions4 (notably the Speaker and members who are also government ministers, and chairs of committees). The duty of the IPSA to pay a salary to a member is subject to anything done in relation to the member in the exercise of the disciplinary powers of the House of Commons5.
Members of the
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