HC Deb 19 December 1919 vol 123 cc945-6

His Majesty may by Order in Council make provision for the appointment of a High Commissioner for India in the United Kingdom, and for his pay, powers, duties, and conditions of employment; and the Order may further provide for delegating to the High Commissioner any of the powers previously exercised by the Secretary of State or the Secretary of State in Council, whether under the principal Act or otherwise in relation to making contracts, and may prescribe the conditions under which he shall act on behalf of the Governor-General in Council or any local government.

Lords Amendment: Leave out the words "his pay "and insert instead thereof the words "the pay pension."

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."


This is a privilege Amendment, as it adds to the charges out of the revenue.


I would ask the House to waive their privilege on this Amendment. We want to appoint a High Commissioner, and the Bill gives us power to pay him, but during the passage of the Bill through this House no provision was made for a pension.

Lords Amendment: After the word "employment" insert the words "of the high Commissioner and of his assistants.

"—Agreed to: