§ Sir H. NIELD
asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow as representing the First Commissioner of Works what is the measure of the control exercised over persons employed in connection with the Houses of Parliament, and particularly with this House; how many persons, and into what categories are they divided; who are paid by or are under the direction of the Office of Works, and what is the line of demarcation between them and the other persons so employed; and is there any other individual or body of persons entitled to give orders to or direct or regulate the conduct of persons so employed, or in any way to exercise control over them in the discharge of their duty?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
All the employés at the Houses of Parliament are under the effective control of the duly constituted authorities, such as the Lord Great Chamberlain, the Serjeant at Arms, and the Commissioners of Works, and there is no other individual or body of persons entitled to give orders or to direct or regulate the conduct of persons so employed. The Committees under the Departmental Joint Industrial Council meet at intervals to deal with any questions affecting the welfare of the workmen employed by the Office of Works, but those Committees are consultative and advisory only, and do not exercise any control over the general management.