§ Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Second Report from the Select Committee on House of Lords offices.
§ The Committee reported inter alia:
§ 1. RETIREMENT OF RECEIVER OF FEES AND EXAMINER OF ACTS.
§ The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the Committee that Mr. H. P. Norris, the present Receiver of Fees and Examiner of Acts, was due to retire on the 19th of December. This officer will then have completed 43 years and 10 months service in the House, and the Committee, in the special circumstances of the case, sanctioned an extension for two months of his service in order that he may be treated, for the purposes of pension, as having completed 44 years full service.
§ The Committee sanctioned the following payments, calculated in accordance with the Superannuation Acts, to Mr. Norris:—
- (a) A pension of £300 per annum and a supplementary pension, subject to quarterly revision, calculated on the current rate of bonus. Taking the present rate of bonus this supplement amounts to £88 3s. 4d.
- (b) A capital sum by way of additional allowance calculated on his present salary, together with 75 per cent. of the current bonus, amounting to £1,213 10s. 0d.
§ The Committee also approved of certain re-arrangements of duties which the Clerk of the Parliaments purposed to make in consequence of the retirement of this officer, and which were explained to the Committee. As a result of these re-arrangements a new junior Clerical Assistant will be appointed as from the 1st of January, 1927, at a salary 1485 of £110 per annum rising by £7 10s. 0d. to £250, but no separate appointment will be made to the post of the retiring officer; his duties will be performed by the existing officers.
§ 4. ANNUAL ACCOUNT OF THE FEE FUND.
§ The Account of the Fee Fund of the House of Lords for the year ended the 31st March, 1926, was laid before the Committee.
THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (THE EARL OF DONOUGHMORE)
My Lords, 1486 I beg to move that this Report be now considered and adopted.
§ Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.