§ Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Fifth Report from the Select Committee.
§ The Committee reported as follows:—
§ 1. REASSESSMENT OF (BALANCE OF) CIVIL PAY OF CERTAIN CIVIL SERVANTS WHO SERVED WITH H.M. FORCES DURING THE GREAT WAR.
§ The Committee considered the Report of the Sub-Committee appointed to consider the petition of certain doorkeepers for the payment of bonus as part of their civil pay during the War, and decided, having regard to the opinion of the Sub-Committee that there is no legal claim, that no action should be taken upon the petition.
§ 2. LIBRARY SUB-COMMITTEE.
§ On the recommendation of the Library Sub-Committee, the Committee sanctioned the arrangements proposed for the preservation of the Warrant for the execution of Charles I.
§ 3. REGISTRAR OF THE CHAPEL OF ST. MARY SUB VOLTÂ.
§ The Lord Great Chamberlain informed the Committee that having established his authority over the Chapel of St. Mary Sub Voltâ (the Crypt Chapel), he had appointed a Registrar for the Chapel. The Committee expressed their approval of the arrangements made for the payment of fees at the existing rates and other incidental matters.
§ 4. FURNITUPE FOR THE HOUSEKEEPER'S ROOM.
§ On the representation of the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Committee sanctioned the expenditure of £9 13s. 6d. for a new carpet, etc., for the Housekeeper's room.
§ 5. RESIGNATION AND APPOINT MENT.
§ The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the Committee of the resignation of Mr. Courtenay C. H. Healey from the Parliament Office, and that Mr. Henry Montagu Burrows had been appointed as a Junior Clerk in his place, his appointment to date from November 16th, 1925.
§ 6. RETIREMENT OF A PRINCIPAL DOORKEEPER.
§ The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod informed the Committee that Mr. C. Chapman, a principal doorkeeper, is due to retire on the 12th of February next, and will then have given thirty-one completed years in the service of the House. His pension under the Superannuation Act, 1909, calculated on a salary of £206 15s. per annum, will amount to £S0 2s. 4d. There will also be a Supplement under the Treasury agreement amounting at present to £41 2s. 2d. but this Supplement is subject to quarterly revision. He will also receive an additional allowance of £316 11s. 4d. calculated on his salary. together with 75 per vent. of the current bonus.1666
§ Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.