§ Considered in Committee, under Standing Order No. 69.
§ [Sir DENNIS HERBERT in the Chair.]
Motion made, and Question proposed :
That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to make temporary provision for enabling statutory effect to be given to rates of wages agreed between representative organisations in the cotton manufacturing industry and for purposes connected with the matter aforesaid, it is expedient to provide for the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament of such fees to members of any board appointed under the said Act and such expenses in connection with the proceedings of any such board as may be determined by the Minister of Labour with the consent of the Treasury."—(King's Recommendation signified.)—[Sir H. Betterton.]
§ 7.51 p.m.
§ Sir H. BETTERTON
The Money Resolution is necessitated by Clause 6, which says :There shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament such fees to members of any board appointed under this Act and such expenses in connection with the proceedings of any such board as may be determined by the Minister with the consent of the Treasury.The necessity for the Financial Resolution is a little more than technical. It is to enable the Treasury, of course, to provide for the expenses of the board. I have made full inquiries into this matter and I am advised that it is not likely that the expenses will come to more than a few hundreds of pounds a year, it depends on how often the board have the full independence of the board, e to meet. But I think it is better, in order to preserve that the expenses, small though they will be, should be paid by the Treasury rather than by the industry. If they are paid by the Treasury there is no question of it being an independent board.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Resolution to be reported upon Tuesday, 29th May.