Suspension and the salary of Members

11.32Since the passing of Standing Order No 45A in 1998, withholding of the Member's salary is an automatic consequence of suspension.1 Subsequently, the House agreed with a recommendation from the Committee on Standards and Privileges that, in appropriate cases, the Committee should recommend as a penalty the withholding of a Member's salary for a specified period without suspending the Member.2 In 2018, the House provided exceptionally for withholding a Member's salary for a shorter period than the suspension.3


  1. CJ (1997–98) 596. Previously, some Orders for suspension also provided for the Member's salary to be withheld, eg ibid (1997–98) 191. For suspensions since this Order was made, see eg ibid (2001–02) 159, 355.
  2. HC Deb (2002–03) 407, cc 1239–56; HC 403 (2002–03).
  3. Votes and Proceedings, 24 July 2018 and HC Deb (24 July 2018) 645, c 925 ff.