§ Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Second Report from the Select Committee.
§ The Committee reported as follows:—
§ 1.—CUSTODY OF RECORDS IN THE VICTORIA TOWER.
§ The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the Committee that the Records of Parliament stored in the Victoria Tower were in 1036 a somewhat neglected condition and that a certain amount of expenditure would be required in order to ensure their better preservation. He suggested that a subcommittee should be appointed to consider the various matters involved and to report to the Committee.
§ The Committee approved this suggestion and appointed the following Lords to be the Sub-Committee, namely:—Marquess of Bath, Earl of Clarendon and Lord Wigan (Earl of Crawford).
§ 2.—ECCLESIASTICAL COMMITTEE.
§ The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the Committee that an arrangement had been made with the Treasury by which a payment of £100 a year was to be made to the Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Committee, appointed under the provisions of the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act, 1919, and a further payment of £200 a year for legal assistance to that Committee.
§ The Committee agreed that these payments might be put on the House of Lords Vote so long as the officials to whom they were made were officers of the House of Lords.
§ 3.—PROPOSED BOX FOR OFFICERS OF THE HOUSE ON THE LEFT OF THE THRONE.
§ The Committee decided that it was desirable to erect a box for the officers of the House on the left of the Throne to correspond with the box already in position on the right of the Throne.
§ 4.—ANNUAL ACCOUNT OF THE FEE FUND.
§ The Account of the Fee Fund of the House of Lords for the year ended the 31st of March, 1923, was laid before the Committee.
§ Moved, That the Report of the Select Committee be now considered and adopted.—(The Earl of Donoughmore.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.