Labour MP Keith Vaz, who is the chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee, has said: "The last thing MPs should be talking about is their own pay".
His comments came amid reports that an independent body is considering a significant increase to MPs' salaries.
Mr Vaz told the BBC, MPs salaries has "always been a point of contention" and the decision should be left to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
"We should wait until Friday ...we shouldn't be involved in this discussion", he added.
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.