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Draft Order in Council laid before Parliament under section 1(4) of the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Statutory Instruments

1996 No. 1913

PARLIAMENT

The Ministerial and other Salaries Order 1996

Made

23rd July 1996

Coming into force

24th July 1996

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 23rd day of July 1996

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of this Order has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in pursuance of section 1(4) of the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

Citation, commencement and revocation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Ministerial and other Salaries Order 1996.

(2) This Order shall come into force on 24th July 1996.

(3) The Ministerial and other Salaries Order 1995(2) is hereby revoked.

Increase of Ministerial salaries

2.  For the annual amount, or the maximum or minimum annual amount, of salary specified in Parts I, II, III and IV of Schedule 1 to the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 (“the 1975 Act”) in relation to each of the offices specified in the first column of Schedule 1 to this Order there shall be substituted the amount, or the maximum or minimum amount, specified in relation to that office—

(a)in the second column of that Schedule, for the interim period, and

(b)in the third column of that Schedule, thereafter.

Increase of salaries of Opposition Leaders and Whips

3.  For the annual amount of salary specified in Part I of Schedule 2 to the 1975 Act in relation to each of the positions specified in the first column of Schedule 2 to this Order there shall be substituted the amount specified in relation to that position—

(a)in the second column of that Schedule, for the interim period, and

(b)in the third column of that Schedule, thereafter.

Increase of Lord Chancellor’s salary

4.  For the amount specified in section 1(2) of the 1975 Act as the annual amount by which the salary of the Lord Chancellor is to exceed that of the Lord Chief Justice there shall be substituted £2,500.

Increase of the Speaker’s salary

5.  For the annual amount specified in section 1(3) of the 1975 Act as the salary of the Speaker of the House of Commons there shall be substituted—

(a)for the interim period, £46,156, and

(b)thereafter, £60,000.

Interpretation: the interim period

6.  In this Order, “the interim period” means the period starting with 24th July 1996 and ending with the day of the poll in the first parliamentary general election after that date.

N. H. Nicholls

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2.

SCHEDULE 1MINISTERIAL SALARIES

PART I

OfficeSalary from 24th July to next ParliamentSalary from next Parliament
££
Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury58,557100,000

Chancellor of the Exchequer

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.

58,87677,963

PART II

OfficeSalary from 24th July to next ParliamentSalary from next Parliament
££

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 Cabinet

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 whose office is not specified elsewhere in this Schedule

3.  Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Maximum 51,838

Minimum 31,125

Maximum 51,838

Minimum 31,125

PART III

OfficeSalary from 24th July to next ParliamentSalary from next Parliament
££
Attorney General46,74563,756
Lord Advocate58,95878,072
Solicitor General38,32952,278
Solicitor General for Scotland50,45566,811

PART IV

OfficeSalary from 24th July to next ParliamentSalary from next Parliament
££
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms51,83851,838
Parliamentary Secretary other than Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury43,63243,632
Captain of the Queen’s Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard43,63243,632
Treasurer of Her Majesty’s Household31,12531,125
Lord in Waiting39,46239,462

Comptroller of Her Majesty’s Household

Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty’s Household

Junior Lord of the Treasury

Assistant Whip, House of Commons

20,02920,029

Article 3.

SCHEDULE 2OPPOSITION LEADERS AND WHIPS

PositionSalary from 24th July to next ParliamentSalary from next Parliament
££

In the House of Commons–

  • Leader of the Opposition

40,33255,000
  • Chief Opposition Whip

31,12531,125
  • Assistant Opposition Whip

20,02920,029

In the House of Lords–

  • Leader of the Opposition

43,63243,632
  • Chief Opposition Whip

39,46239,462

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order increases salaries payable under the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 to Ministers, to certain salaried Members of the Opposition, to the Speaker of the House of Commons and to certain other paid office holders. The amounts specified in this Order (other than Part II of Schedule 1) are the maximum salaries payable. The actual salaries in payment may therefore be below these levels.

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