§ Mr. Ron Davies
The National Assembly Advisory Group has considered the issue of support for Members in its consultation paper, "The National Assembly for Wales: Have your Say On How It Will Work" a copy of which is in the Library of the House, but have not addressed the levels of staffing support, salaries and allowances for Members. The Group will make its final recommendations to me in due course. I have not received any other representations on members' support staff or associated costs.
I have asked the Senior Salaries Review Body to consider the salaries and initial allowances to be paid to enable Members of the National Assembly to carry out their duties effectively; I expect that it will report its recommendations to me early next year.