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Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975

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Schedule 1Ministerial Salaries

Part I

OfficeSalary
£
Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury20,000
Chancellor of the Exchequer13,000
Secretary of State
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Any of the following offices for so long as the holder is a member of the Cabinet:—
(a) Lord President of the Council;
(b) Lord Privy Seal;
(c) Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster;
(d) Paymaster General;
(e) Chief Secretary to the Treasury;
(f) Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury;
(g) Minister of State.

Part II

OfficeSalary
£
1. Any of the offices listed at (a) to (g) in Part I above" for so long as the holder is not a member of the Cabinet7,500-9,500
2. Minister in charge of a public department of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom who is not a member of the Cabinet, and who is not eligible for a salary under any other provision of this Act
3. Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Part III

OfficeSalary
£
Attorney General14,500
Lord Advocate11,000
Solicitor General11,000
Solicitor General for Scotland7,750

Part IV

OfficeSalary
£
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms6,500
Parliamentary Secretary other than Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury5,500
Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeoman of) the Guard5,000
Treasurer of Her Majesty's Household
Lord in Waiting4,500
Comptroller of Her Majesty's Household4,000
Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household
Junior Lord of the Treasury
Assistant Whip, House of Commons

Part V

1(1)The salary to be paid to the holder of any office mentioned above in this Schedule shall be of the annual amount stated in relation to that office in column 2 or, as the case may be, of such annual amount not more than the upper figure or less than the lower figure so stated as the First Lord of the Treasury may determine.

(2)The date on which the holder of any office listed at (a) to (g) in Part I above becomes or ceases to be a member of the Cabinet shall be notified in the London Gazette, and any such notification (whether before or after the passing of this Act) shall be conclusive evidence for the purposes of this Schedule.

2In the case of the following offices a salary may be paid to more than one holder of the office at the same time, subject to the limitations expressed below, that is to say—

(a)Secretary of State, so long as not more than 21 salaries are paid at the same time in accordance with Part I above ;

(b)Minister of State, so long as not more than 50 salaries are paid at the same time in accordance with Parts I and II above ;

(c)Parliamentary Secretary other than Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury, so long as not more than 83 salaries are paid at the same time in accordance with Parts I and II above taken together with salaries to any Parliamentary Secretary in accordance with Part IV above ;

(d)Junior Lord of the Treasury, so long as not more than 5 salaries are paid at the same time ;

(e)Assistant Whip, House of Commons, so long as not more than 7 salaries are paid at the same time ;

(f)Lord in Waiting, so long as not more than 5 salaries are paid at the same time.

Schedule 2Opposition Leaders and Whips

Part I

PositionSalary
£
In the House of Commons—
Leader of the Opposition9,500
Chief Opposition Whip7,500
Assistant Opposition Whips4,000
In the House of Lords—
Leader of the Opposition3,500
Chief Opposition Whip2,500

Part II

1The salary to be paid to any of the persons mentioned above in this Schedule shall be of the annual amount stated in relation to that person in column 2.

2In the case of the Assistant Opposition Whips in the House of Commons, salaries may be paid to not more than 2 at the same time.

3No salary shall be payable in accordance with this Schedule to a person who is in receipt of a pension under section 26(1) (past Prime Ministers) of the Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1972.

Schedule 3Repeals

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
1972 c. 3.The Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1972.The whole Act.
1974 c. 21.The Ministers of the Crown Act 1974.Section 1.

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