§ 73 and 74. Major GLYN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when it is expected that the report of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service will be published;
(2) whether he will reconsider his decision regarding the automatic reduction of pay of civil servants on 1st September in consequence of the fall of the index cost-of-living figure, at any rate as far as those classes of the Civil Service in receipt of pay under £250 per annum are concerned, pending the Report of the Royal Commission being made public?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
The matter will be considered in the light of such recommendations as may be made by the Royal Commission on the Civil Service whose report is being published this evening.
§ Mr. W. J. BROWN
May I ask whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer can definitely assure the House that there will be no further reduction in bonus payments before an opportunity is given to the House to discuss the matter?