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The content on this page relates to the work of the Committee until the Dissolution of Parliament on 12 April 2010.
The role of the Committee on Members' Allowances is to advise the Members Estimate Committee on the exercise of its functions (which relate to charges on the Members Estimate).
The Committee also advise the Speaker, the Members Estimate Committee and the Leader of the House on the potential development of the arrangements for Members allowances.
The Committee was nominated on 9 February 2009, and has eight members. Rt Hon Don Touhig MP was elected Chair on 10 February 2009.
General information and the rules governing Members Salaries, Allowances and Pensions is published on the Parliament website. This includes the Green Book, which is the guide to Members' allowances, and ' Practice Notes', which provide more detailed information. Click on the links to find out more.
Formal Minutes 2008-09
Formal Minutes 2009-10