Linky thanks to BEEB http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8182518.stm The House of Commons has awarded significant pay rises to its senior officials, including some of those who oversaw the MPs' expenses scandal. Annual accounts just released show that the Clerk to the House, Malcolm Jack, received a rise of about 11%, meaning he now earns more than Gordon Brown. Andrew Walker, who ran the Fees Office which administered expenses, received a rise of about 8%. His salary rose from a band of Â£115,000 - Â£120,000 to Â£125,000 - Â£130,000. The BBC's political correspondent Carole Walker said Mr Jack was the most senior official overseeing the running of the House of Commons. His salary rose from a pay band of Â£170,000 - Â£175,000 to Â£190,000 - Â£195,000. He also received an increase in benefits in kind from Â£20,000 to Â£25,000. Our correspondent said it was unclear whether the pay rises were agreed under the previous Commons speaker Michael Martin, who stepped down following the expenses row, or had been voted upon more recently, since officials vowed to clean up the system. During the scandal over expenses, some MPs accused officials in the Fees Office of encouraging them to maximise their claims.