HC Deb 01 December 1920 vol 135 cc1401-2

Motion made, and Question proposed, That a Supplementary sum, not exceeding £150,905, be granted to His Majesty, to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1921, for the Salaries and Expenses of certain services transferred from the Mercantile Marine Fund, and other services connected with the Mercantile Marine, including Merchant Seamen's Fund Pensions and Grants to the General Lighthouse Fund and other Lighthouse and Harbour Authorities.

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Sir R. Home)

If the Committee desires, I will take each item by itself. The increase of £5,700 in the first item arises from the fact that the revision of the salaries disclosed a genuine right, which was agreed to by the Treasury, to an increase in the case of certain ranks of the Service, those who perform the out door work of the Board of Trade, the marine officers who look after sailors coming on the ships, and—

It being Eleven of the clock, the Chairman left the Chair to make his Report to the House.

Resolutions to be reported To-morrow.

Committee report Progress; to sit again To-morrow.

The remaining Government Orders were read, and postponed.

Whereupon Mr. SPEAKER, pursuant to the Order of the House of 19th October, proposed the Question, "That this House do now adjourn":

Adjourned accordingly at One minute after Eleven o'clock.