Ministerial and Other Salaries Act 1975
|Long title||An Act to consolidate the enactments relating to the salaries of Ministers and Opposition Leaders and Chief Whips and to other matters connected therewith.|
|Citation||1975 c. 27|
|Territorial extent||United Kingdom|
|Royal assent||8 May 1975|
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|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.