§ Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Second Report from the Select Committee.
§ The Committee reported as follows:
§ 1 CIVIL SERVICE PAY AND SUPERANNUATION (CONSOLIDATION SCHEME)
§ The Committee sanctioned the adoption, in relation to the staff of the House of Lords, of the Full Consolidation scale of pay and pensions authorised by the Treasury as from 1st July, 1935.
§ 2 HOUSE ALLOWANCE TO RESIDENT SUPERINTENDENT.
§ The Committee sanctioned the payment of an annual sum of £45 14s. as from 1st April, 1935, for services in connection with the flat occupied by the Resident Superintendent during the temporary vacation of his official quarters.
§ 3 CLERK OF THE PARLIAMENTS' MESSENGERS.
§ A report from the sub-committee appointed to consider the rate of pay of messengers in the Parliament Office was laid before the Committee, and a new scale, as recommended by them, was agreed to as follows:—
§ The scale to be £90 rising by£5 to£150 with extension to£170 for four posts, and to operate as from 1st April, 1935; certain extra payments in connection with the Victoria Tower allowed under the existing scale to be abolished.188
§ 4. DOORKEEPERS.
§ The Committee sanctioned the extra payment of£20 each to two doorkeepers in connection with the reallocation of duties for the Judicial work of the House; this payment to commence on 1st October, 1935.
§ 5 GRATUITY TO A CUSTODIAN.
§ The Committee sanctioned a compassionate gratuity, in accordance with Section 4 of the Superannuation Act, 1887, amounting to£46 to Mr. J. J. Searle, who retired, owing to ill health, from the Custodian staff on 3rd March last.
§ 6 SUN-BLINDS.
§ The Lord Chairman was invited to convey to the Office of Works the necessity for sun-blinds for certain offices on the west front of the building.
THE EARL OF ONSLOW
My Lords, I have to move that the Report of the House of Lords Offices Committee be considered and agreed to. I think there is only one point to which I need draw attention, and that is the last item, which deals with sunblinds. The sunblinds in your Lordships' House are becoming somewhat the worse for wear, and it is hoped that your Lordships will consent to the Office of Works being moved to renew them.
§ Moved, That the Report of the House of Lords Offices Committee be now considered and agreed to.—(The Earl of Onslow.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.