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Issue No. 1673

MPs TAKE home more money than 96 percent of their voters, according to research by Incomes Data Services (IDS). They now get a basic salary of over £47,000 a year, or £902 a week before tax. Most people earn between £180 and £400 a week. You get £144 for a 40 hour week - less than one sixth of an MP's earnings - if you are on the minimum wage.

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Sat 20 Nov 1999, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1673
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