§ 54. Mr. C. DUNCAN
asked whether the petition of the prison officers for an increase of pay on account of the high food prices has been referred to the Economy Commitee; and, in the event of that Committee deciding to hear witnesses on this question, will the prison staffs be permitted to meet and select their own representative?
§ Mr. McKENNA
As stated in the reply given on the 19th instant by my right hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury to a question by the hon. Member for South-West Ham, the Committee referred to will be consulted on the general question of a temporary increase of pay for Civil servants with small salaries. The procedure of the Committee will be for itself to determine.