FRANCE: Parliament's Pay

Conscience-stricken Deputies of the Republic passed a law, last week, providing that hereafter no member of Parliament may serve as a director, officer or executive in any financial, industrial or commercial firm.

Shortly afterward the Deputies rebounded from this excess of self-denial, voted an increase in the salaries of members of Parliament from 49,000 to 60,000 francs ($2400).

Pending last week were additional bills which would give every Deputy and Senator a yearly allowance of 12,000 francs per year for house rent if single, 15,000 if a husband and 18,000 if a father of living offspring, legitimate and under age.


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