§ Order of the Day read for the consideration of the First Report from the Select Committee on House of Lords Offices.
§ The Committee reported as follows:—
1. Retirement of Doorkeepers.
Captain James Nealon, second Principal Doorkeeper, retired at the age limit as from the 11th December, 1931. The Committee sanctioned the payment of a pension to Captain Nealon, under the Superannuation Act, 1909, amounting to £52 10s. per annum with a supplement of £18 11s. per annum, the latter being subject to quarterly revision. They also sanctioned the payment of an additional allowance of £177 2s. 6d., Winch he was entitled to receive under the Act.
Mr. Lawrence F. Wrightson, a Doorkeeper, retired as from the 12th February, 1932, on the grounds of ill health. The Committee sanctioned the payment of a pension to Mr. Wrightson of £43 15s. 5d. with a supplement of £16 2s. 10d., calculated under the provisions of the Superannuation Act, 1909. They also sanctioned the payment of an additional allowance of £149, which he was entitled to receive under the Act.
3. Committee on National Expenditure.
The Clerk of the Parliaments laid before the Committee a letter from the Treasury with regard to the Report of the Committee on National Expenditure. The Committee saw no reason to recommend any change in existing procedure.
The Estimate for the House of Lords Offices for the year ending 31st March, 1933, was laid before the Committee.
§ Moved accordingly and, on Question, Motion agreed to.