HL Deb 07 July 1953 vol 183 cc268-70

Order of the Day read for the consideration of the Third Report from the Select Committee.

The Committee reported as follows:

1.—LIBRARY The Report of the Sub-Committee on the Library was laid before the Committee and approved. The Committee authorised an extension of service to Mr. Charles Travis Clay, C.B., the Librarian, to 31st October, 1954.

2.—RESIGNATION OF THE COUNSEL TO THE LORD CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES The Chairman of Committees informed the Committee of the resignation of his Counsel, Sir John Stainton, K.C.B., K.B.E., Q.C., as from the 1st of July. The Committee authorised a pension and an additional allowance to Sir John Stainton under the Superannuation Act, 1935, as from the date of his retirement. The Chairman of Committees informed the Committee that he had appointed Mr. Thomas George Talbot to be his Counsel.

3.—HISTORICAL RECORDS The Committee were informed of the purchase from Lord Braye of further historical manuscripts. The Clerk of the Parliaments was requested to ask the Leader of the House to send a letter of appreciation to the Pilgrim Trust for their generosity in providing for this purchase.

4.—BOOKS OF REMEMBRANCE The Committee decided to ask the Sub-Committee on the House of Lords War Memorial to advise upon a suggestion by Lord Saltoun that the Books of Remembrance be placed in the Bishops' Corridor instead of being put into the recess in the Royal Gallery.

5.—REVISED SCALES OF PAY The Committee sanctioned the application of Treasury Establishments Circular No. 22/53, dated 26th June, 1953, to the analogous grades of officials of the House of Lords.

6.—CUSTODIANS The Committee approved revised rates of pay for the Custodian staff.

7.—SPECIAL PAYMENTS FOR ATTENDANCE ON CORONATION DAY The Committee authorised special payments to the Custodian staff and certain Housemaids in connection with extra duties on Coronation Day, 2nd June, 1953.

8.—SENIOR CUSTODIANS—DUE FOR RETIREMENT The Committee sanctioned a pension and an additional allowance under the Superannuation Acts to Andrew White Falls, who attained 65 years of age on 22nd May, 1953, and to Albert Thomas Shields, who is due for retirement from 6th July, 1953. The Committee were informed of the reemployment of both Custodians in an unestablished capacity.


My Lords, I beg to move that this Report be now considered.

Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.


My Lords, there are no special points in this Report to which it is necessary to call the attention of the House. I therefore beg to move that the Report be agreed to.

Moved, That the Report be agreed to.—(Lord O' Hagan.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.