§ Order of the Day for the consideration of the Second Report from the Select Committee read.
§ The Committee reported as follows:
§ 1.—Resignation of the Counsel to the Lord Chairman of Committees.
§ The Chairman of Committees informed the Committee of the resignation of his Counsel, Lord Kilbracken.
§ The Committee expressed their desire to place on record their appreciation of Lord Kilbracken's long and distinguished service to the House as Counsel to the Chairman of Committees.
§ The Chairman of Committees informed the Committee that he had appointed Mr. Arthur Capewell to be his Counsel.
§ 2.—Retirement of the Receiver of Fees and Accountant.
§ The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the Committee of the resignation of the Accountant, Miss H. F. M. Court, O.B.E., and the Committee authorized a pension to Miss Court under the Superannuation Act, 1859: the Committee desired the Clerk of the Parliaments to convey to Miss Court an expression of their deep appreciation of her long and valued service to the House.
§ The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the Committee that he had appointed Mr. P. Johnson, the Assistant Accountant, to be Receiver of Fees and Accountant on Miss 942 Court's retirement and Mr. G. W. Stevenson as Assistant Accountant.
§ 3.—Civil Service War Bonus.
§ The Committee sanctioned the application of Treasury Circular No. 4/44 for payment of War Bonus to the staff of the House of Lords to whom it applies.
§ 4.—Reckoning of the Civil Service War Bonus for Superannuation Purposes.
§ The Committee sanctioned the application of Treasury Circular No. 9/44 under which War Bonus is to be reckoned in Hit assessment of pensions, additional allowances, and death and compassionate gratuities as from 1st February, 1940.
§ 5.—Gratuity to Legal Personal Representative of Doorkeeper.
§ The Committee sanctioned payment of a gratuity under the Superannuation Act, 1909, to the legal personal representative of William Frederick Allies, a doorkeeper in the Department of the Black Rod, who died on 9th March, 1944, after 16 years' service.
§ 6.—Civil Defence Rates.
§ The Committee authorized the application of the new rates of pay for Civil Defence workers to the Firemen on Fire Guard duty in the Palace of Westminster and an increase in the rates of pay to the auxiliary custodians.
§ THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (LORD STANMORE)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Report be considered and agreed to. I do not think there is any special point to which I need call attention, but I should like to mention two resignations—those of Lord Kilbracken, after 21 years' distinguished service as Counsel to the Lord Chairman of Committees, and of Miss Court, the Accountant and Receiver of Fees. The Committee express their appreciation of the services of these two officers.
§ Moved, That the Report be now considered and agreed to.—(Lord Stanmore.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.