§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what were the salary and expenses, respectively, of EEC Commissioner Richard Burke expressed in £ sterling in 1978.
§ Mr. Judd
An EEC Commissioner's basic annual salary, expressed in £ sterling and with effect from 1 July 1978, is £57,569 gross, £38,364 after tax. A Commissioner is also entitled to tax-free allowances totalling £14,444 plus an allowance of £739 for each child.
As regards representational expenses, I refer the hon. Member to my reply given to my right hon. Friend the Member for Battersea, North (Mr. Jay) on 14 February 1979. —[Vol. 962, c. 556.]