Has anyone noticed the number of government ministers who are unpaid - by which I mean they do not receive anything beyond their normal MPs' salaries. There is a strict limit on the number of ministers who can be paid salaries. Here is a list of the ones who have to make do on £59,000...
Secretary of State for N Ireland - Shaun Woodward
Lord in Waiting - Lord Truscott
Minister of State - Lord Drayson
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Shahid Malik MP
Parliamentary Secretary - Helen Goodman MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Lord McKenzie of Luton
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Iain Wright MP
Assistant Government Whip - Sadiq Khan MP
Assistant Government Whip - Mark Tami MP
So Britain's first two Muslim ministers don't get paid the same as 95% of their colleagues.