§ Order of the Day for the consideration of the Second Report from the Select Committee read.
§ The Committee reported as follows:
§ 1.—HOUSE OF LORDS OFFICIAL REPORT
§ The Committee considered the proposal made by Lord Merthyr in the House on the 23rd of January, 1957, that when any proceedings in this House stand adjourned till the following day, and owing to the length of sitting it has not been possible to publish and circulate the Official Report in full next morning, the unpublished part of the Report may be made available in the Printed Paper Office not later than one o'clock on the day following such proceedings. The Committee found that certain difficulties were raised by this proposal as it stood, but that it would be possible to place carbon copies in the Library the next morning. The Committee accordingly 994 recommend to the House that one or more carbon copies of the unpublished part of the first day's debate in such circumstances be placed in the Library by one o'clock on the following day.
§ 2.—REVISED SCALES OF PAY
§ The Committee sanctioned the appropriate Royal Commission scales of pay for the Clerk of the Records, Assistant Clerk of the Records and Temporary Assistant Archivist, and authorised a further revision as from 1st April next in the salary scales of the Clerk of the Records and Assistant Clerk of the Records.
§ 3.—SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1956–57
§ The Committee approved the Supplementary Estimate submitted to meet the anticipated excess, due mainly to revised salaries.
§ 4.—CLERKS IN THE PARLIAMENT OFFICE
§ The Clerk of the Parliaments informed the Committee of the appointment of Mr. E. D. Graham as a Senior Clerk in the Parliament Office from 1st January, 1957.
§ The Committee sanctioned the payment of an annual allowance to Mr. P. G. Henderson, Secretary to the Clerk of the Parliaments, with effect from 1st February, 1957.
§ 5.—RETIREMENT YR OF ACCOUNTANT AND TAXING OFFICER OF JUDICIAL COSTS
§ The Committee were informed of the voluntary retirement of Mr. P. Johnson, O.B.E., Chief Accountant in the Parliament Office and Taxing Officer of Judicial Costs, on 28th February, 1957, after 41 years reckonable service and sanctioned the payment to him of a pension and addition allowance under the Superannuation Acts. The Committee expressed their appreciation of the manner in which he had carried out his duties.
§ 6.—GRATUITY TO A HOUSEMAID
THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES (THE EARL, OF DROGHEDA)
My Lords, I do not think that there is anything in this Report to which I need draw your special attention and therefore I beg to move that it be considered and agreed to.
§ Moved accordingly, and, on Question, Motion agreed to.