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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 980 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FOREIGN COUNTRIES Argentina.—Both senators (30) and members of the House of Deputies (120) receive £ro6o a year. Austria.—Members of the Lower House (516) receive As. 8d. for each day's attendance, with travelling expenses. Belgium.—Members of the Chamber of Representatives (166) receive £16o a year and a free pass over railways. Bolivia.—Senators (16) and deputies (69) receive £40 a month during sessions, which last from 6o to 90 days. Bulgaria.—Members of the Legislature receive As. a day during the session, which nominally lasts from the 15th of October to the 15th of December. Denmark.—Members both of the Landsthing (66) and of the Folkething (114) receive rd. a day for the first six months of the session, and 6s. 8d. for each additional day of the session. They receive also second-class free passes on all railways. France.—Members of both the Senate (300) and of the Chamber of Deputies (584) receive £600 a year. German Empire.—Members both of the Bundesrat (58) and of the Reichstag (397) receive £15o for the session, but have deducted £1 for each day's absence. They receive also free passes over the German railways during the session. Baden pays members of its Second Chamber and such members of the Upper Chamber as have not got hereditary seats 12S. a day and travelling expenses, but to those members who reside in the capital 9s. a day only. Bavaria pays members of the Lower House (163) £18o for a regular session. They are also allowed free travel over the government railways. Hesse.—Members of the Second Chamber (50) and non-hereditary members" of the Upper Chamber who reside more than 12 m. from the place of meeting receive 9s. a day and 3s. for each night, besides a refund of their travelling expenses. Prussia.—Members of the Lower Chamber (433) receive travelling expenses and diet money (according to a fixed scale) of 158. a day. Saxe-Coburg.—Members of the Second Chamber residing in Coburg or Gotha receive 6s. a day; other members receive 1os. a day and travelling expenses. Saxony.—Members of the Second Chamber (82) and non-hereditary members of the Upper Chamber receive 12S. a day (6s. a day if they live in the place of meeting) and an allowance for travelling. Wurttemberg.—Members of both chambers receive 15s. a day for actual attendance; also free passes over the railways. Greece.—The members (235) receive £72 for the session, also free passes on railway and steamship lines. Hungary.—Members of the House of Representatives (453) receive £2oc a year, with allowance of £66 13s. for house rent. Italy.—Members of the Legislature receive no payment, although attempts have been made from 1862 onwards to intro-duce payment of members. It was last brought forward in 1908, the amount suggested being 24s. for every sitting attended. Japan.—Members of the House of Representatives (379) and non-hereditary members of the House of Peers receive £210 a year, besides travelling expenses. Mexico.—Both senators (56) and representatives (340) receive $3000 a year. Netherlands.—Members of the First Chamber (50) not residing in the Hague receive 16s. 8d. a day during the session; members of the Second Chamber (loo) receive £166 a year, besides travel-ling expenses. Norway.—Members of the Storting (123) receive 13s. 4d. a day during the session, besides travelling expenses. Paraguay.—Both senators and deputies receive £200 a year. Portugal.—Deputies have been unpaid since 1892, but deputies for the colonies, whose homes are in the colonies, receive £20 a month or 13s. 4d. a day during sittings of the Chamber, and £10 a month when the Chamber is not sitting. Rumania.—Both senators (120) and deputies (183) receive 16s. 8d. for each day of attendance, besides free railway passes. Russia.—Members of the Duma receive 21S. a day during the session, and travelling expenses. Servia.—Deputies (120) receive 125. a day and travelling expenses. Spain.—Members of the Legislature receive no salary, but deputies on their election receive a railway ticket for 2480 M. travel. Sweden.—Members of both the First Chamber (150) and the Second Chamber (230) receive £66 for each session of 4 months, besides travelling expenses. Switzerland.—Members of the State Council are paid by the canton they represent, and their salary varies according to the wealth or liberality of the canton. The salary ranges thus from 12s. 6d. to 25s. a day, the average of the whole being 16s. a day. Members of the National Council (167) e paid from Federal funds. They receive As. 8d. a day for each day they are present, with travelling expenses. (T. A. I.)
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