MPs' Payroll vote 1900-2012
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ABCDEFGHI
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Number of MPsTotal number of paid government postsNumber of Peers in paid government postsNumber of MPs in paid government postsNumber of MPs acting as Parliamentary Private SecretariesTotal government, inc PPSTotal number of MPs forming part of the governmentPayroll vote as % of the Commons
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1900670602733969426%
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19106706219431678599%
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191767085256012977211%
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192070781235813947110%
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19306155885026847612%
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194061574165825998313%
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1950625811368271089515%
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19606308217653611810116%
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197063010217853013211518%
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198063510717863714012319%
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199065010321804714812720%
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200065910622824715112920%
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201065011824944616414022%
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201265012126954316413821%
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Sources:
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Column B: Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher (2009) 'British Electoral Facts', London: Total Politics (p.127)
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Columns C-G: (1900-2000) David Butler and Gareth Butler (2000) 'Twentieth Century British Political Facts, 1900-2000', Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (p.71)
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Columns C-G (2010 and 2012) Keith Parry and Richard Kelly (2012) 'Limitations on the number of Ministers and the size of the payroll vote', Standard Note SN/PC/03378, London: House of Commons Library (p. 6)
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