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Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975

The Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that governs ministerial salaries.

Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975
Long titleAn Act to consolidate the enactments relating to the salaries of Ministers and Opposition Leaders and Chief Whips and to other matters connected therewith.
Citation1975 c. 27
Territorial extentUnited Kingdom
Royal assent8 May 1975
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

The Act sets out the maximum numbers of paid ministerial posts. Some ministerial posts are separately identified within the Act, for example, those of the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Attorney General. However, maximum numbers for the main categories of minister (e.g. ministers of state) are specified in schedule I, part V of the Act.

In 2004, the Joint Committee of the House of Commons and House of Lords named this Act a 'fundamental part of the constitutional law' of the UK.[1]

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