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Michael's wage

THE WELSH Office said Alun Michael, the Welsh Secretary and First Secretary of Wales, will continue to draw around pounds 90,000-a-year as salary for his duties as a MP and Secretary of State. The Tories claimed that Mr Michael was now entitled to pounds 187,122.

Leeds election

THE GOVERNMENT moved the writ for a by-election on 10 June in Leeds Central, vacant after the sudden death of the Foreign Office minister Derek Fatchett.

Today's agenda

Commons: Agriculture questions; Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill; debate on relations between British and French concerning the death of British citizens in France.

Lords: Rating Bill, report; Pollution Control Bill, third reading; Greater London Authority Bill, second reading.