The Bill has been introduced to amend and consolidate provisions relating to the House of Commons Members’ Fund, which assists former Members and their dependants who are in financial difficulty.
- would allow more flexibility to the Trustees in managing the Fund, including through extending the class of beneficiary
- would remove the requirement for an annual appropriation resolution
- would remove the requirement that all current Members make a monthly contribution of £2
- would allow the Fund to return surplus funds to the Treasury.