§ MR. O'HANLON (Cavan, E.)
I beg-to ask the Chairman of the Kitchen Committee how much money the Committee will save by putting the waiters on half pay at Easter time; and whether he would consider the advisability of consulting with the Chancellor of the Exchequer as to making provision for the amount necessary to give the waiters full pay during the adjournment of the House?
§ A LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. SIDNEY HERBERT,) Croydon
The saving would be about £58. The circumstances would not warrant any application to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the subject.
§ In reply to Mr. P. O'BRIEN,
§ MR. SIDNEY HERBERT
said: According to the present arrangements it would be impossible to add very much to the expense of the staff without altering the tariff.
§ DR. TANNER
Does the hon. Gentleman mean to say that a sufficient sum of money is not now received for the extremely bad catering we get?