§ 18. Mr. Lubbock
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will make a statement on the policy of Her Majesty's Government with regard to expenses during the period of the wages and prices standstill.
Paragraph 18(1) of the White Paper (Cmnd. 3073) makes it clear that it is not intended that the standstill should be regarded as applying to increases in payments made in specific compensation for expenditure incurred, e.g. travel and subsistence allowances.
§ Mr. Lubbock
Is the Minister of State aware that certain local authorities propose to increase the expenses paid to councillors and that this will be particularly resented by ratepayer's who are about the one section of the population not being insulated in any way from the economic measures?