How much does he earn?: No 22: Sir Nicholas Lyell, Attorney General.

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Age: 55

Salary: pounds 43,456. 'Doesn't sound very much, does it?' said one of his staff. But he also gets a portion of the normal MP's salary, bringing his income up to pounds 67,310.

Perks: Chauffeur-driven ministerial car, a top-of-the-range Rover.

Education: Stowe and Christ Church, Oxford.

Family: Married with two sons and two daughters.

Home: A large detached house in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire.

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