§ 2.49 p.m.
§ Order of the Day read for the consideration of the First Report from the Select Committee.
§ The Committee reported as follows:
§ The Sub-Committee on the Library was appointed as follows: E. Ilchester, E. Drogheda, E. Bessborough, V. Mersey, V. Soulbury, V. Simonds (Chairman), L. Stanmore, L. Reid, L. Burden, with the Clerk of the Parliaments.
§ 2.—HOUSE OF LORDS CHAMBER
§ The Sub-Committee on the Windows of the House was appointed as follows: D. Wellington, M. Salisbury, E. Drogheda, E. Munster, 514 V. Mersey, E. Crawford, L. Burden, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, with the Clerk of the Parliaments.
§ 3.—REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT
§ The Sub-Committee on the Refreshment Department was appointed as follows: E. Fortescue (Chairman), E. Bessborough, V. Mersey, L. Mancroft, L. Killearn, L. Ammon, L. Henderson, L. Lucas of Chilworth, and the Lord Great Chamberlain, with the Clerk of the Parliaments.
§ The Sub-Committee on accommodation in the House of Lords was appointed as follows: E. Fortescue, L. Teynham (Chairman), E. Lucan, L. Rea, L. Burden, with the Clerk of the Parliaments.
§ 5.—REVISED SCALES OF PAY
§ The Committee sanctioned the application of Treasury Establishments Circular No. 50/54 (Pay and Duties of Paperkeepers), dated 27th October, 1954, to analogous grades of the staff of the House of Lords.
§ 6.—PAY SUPPLEMENT
§ The Committee sanctioned the application of Treasury Establishments Circular No. 53/54, dated 23rd November, 1454, to the staff of the House of Lords to Whom it may be applied.
§ 7.—DEPARTMENT OF THE LORD GREAT CHAMBERLAIN
§ The Committee authorised a revised scale of salary for the Staff Superintendent.
§ The Committee sanctioned an increase in the rate of pay of the Housemaids.
§ The Committee also sanctioned a small consequential increase in the superannuation award to Mrs. Doris Sandison, who retired an 9th October, 1954.
§ The Estimates for the House of Lords for 1955–56 were laid before the Committee and approved. The Committee requested that in future more detailed information about the Estimates should be circulated to them in advance.
§ 10.—SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATE, 1954–55
§ The Committee approved the Supplementary Estimate submitted to meet the excess due to revised scales of pay, the temporary appointment of two male cleaners for the extra work during alterations to the Victoria Tower, Pay Supplement and the appointment of two extra housemaids for the cleaning of additional rooms.
§ 11.—APPEALS FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS
§ The Committee considered certain appeals to members of the House in respect of Staff Outings, Christmas Fund, etc. The Committee referred the matter, in so far as it related to the Refreshment Department, to the Sub-Committee on that Department.515
THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (LORD TERRINGTON)
My Lords, I beg to move that this Report be now considered.
§ Moved, that the Report be now considered.—(Lord Terrington).
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
My Lords, as your Lordships will see, this Report deals almost entirely with routine matters. Unless any noble Lord has any point to raise, I propose to move formally that the Report be agreed to.
§ Moved, That the Report be agreed to. —(Lord Terrington.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.