173590 - Northern Ireland Assembly: Members (Answered)

Ged Killen
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the savings accrued to the public purse as a result of the reduction in the pay of Members of the Legislative Assembly will be allocated to her Department.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The budget for the payment of salaries to MLAs is held by the Assembly Commission which is the corporate body of the NI Assembly. Any money that is unspent or savings realised throughout a year would be returned to the central Consolidated Fund for redistribution within the Northern Ireland Civil Service.