The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has answered questions about expected proposals by an independent body to increase MPs' pay at his monthly press briefing.
He said he was not in favour of a rise, and would not personally accept one, adding that the public would find "impossible to understand particularly those in the public sector whose pay is only increasing by 1%".
He added that "MPs are public servants paid by taxpayers" and said a decision of this nature would not make "any sense at this particular time".
Nick Clegg has warned the public would not understand it if MPs were awarded a bumper pay rise.
With so much focus on MPs pay, how do their salaries match up with that of their European and US counterparts.