22 November 2009
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Q.What is the annual salary of an MP
A.The current annual salary for an MP is £65,738. In addition, they receive allowances to run an office & employ staff, & to travel to & live in London.
Q.Does a government minister have to be a member of parliament
A.No, ministers don't have to be MPs. Baroness Warsi & Lord Mandelson have both held cabinet positions & are Peers rather than directly elected MPs.
Q.How much does the Scottish Prime Minister earn?
A.The First Minister of Scotland's salary is £140,847, which is composed of a basic MSP salary of £57,520, plus £83,427 for his role as First Minister.