§ Order of the Day for the consideration of the Third Report from the Select Committee read.
§ The Committee reported as follows:
§ 1. CIVIL SERVICE PAY AND SUPERANNUATION (CONSOLIDATION SCHEME).
§ The Committee sanctioned the adoption by the House of Lords Offices of the consolidation scheme for pay and pensions in accordance with Treasury Circulars Nos. 14/34 and 17/34.
§ 2. OFFICIAL SHORTHAND WRITER.
§ The Committee sanctioned the following amendment to the arrangements for the remuneration of the official shorthand writer, as set out in their First Report of 1933: at 465 the end of paragraph 3, insert "For the purposes of this paragraph the expression 'session of Parliament' shall be interpreted as a period of twelve calendar months."
§ 3. CLERK OF THE PARLIAMENT'S MESSENGERS.
§ A sub-committee was appointed to consider and report on the question of the revision of pay of messengers in the Parliament Office; the sub-committee to consist of the Chairman of Committees, the Earl Stanhope, the Lord Stanmore, the Lord Marley and the Clerk of the Parliaments.
§ 4. PRINTING OF AMENDMENTS.
§ A letter from the Viscount Ullswater, containing suggestions as to the printing and circulation of Amendments, was laid before the Committee and referred to a sub-committee to consist of the Chairman of Committees, the Earl of Lucan, the Viscount Ullswater, the Lord Stanmore, the Lord Ponsonby of Shulbrede, the Clerk of the Parliaments and the Clerk of Public Bills.
§ 5.LIBRARY CARPETS.
§ A letter from the Office of Works was laid before the Committee pointing out that the carpets in the Library were completely worn out. It was decided that an indent should be sent in for new carpets, the Committee to be consulted as to design and colour.
§ 6. ACCESS TO LIBRARY.
§ The Committee agreed to grant facilities for the use of the Library to the unofficial adviser to the independent Labour Peers.
§ 7. ELECTRIC LIGHT IN COMMITTEE Room CORRIDOR.
§ The Committee sanctioned a proposal from the Office of Works to complete the electric lighting system in the upper Committee Room corridor and certain committee rooms.
§ 8. RETIREMENT OF HEAD DOORKEEPER.
§ The Committee sanctioned a pension under the Superannuation Act, 1909, amounting to £90 5s. 6d. under the new consolidation system and also an additional allowance of £241 19s. 0d. under the same regulations.
§ 9. E. DAVIES—LATE DOORKEEPER.
§ The Committee sanctioned the payment to the dependant of Mr. E. Davies, late doorkeeper, believed deceased, of the sum of £80 15s. 0d., being one of three instalments on the sum of £242 5s. 0d., to which she would have been entitled had legal proof of his death been forthcoming.
THE EARL OF LUCAN
My Lords, on behalf of my noble friend the Lord Chairman, I beg to move that this Report be now considered and adopted.
§ Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.