HC Deb 09 May 1923 vol 163 cc2391-2W

Superintendent of Works.

The Superintendent of Works is required to supervise the whole of the maintenance, repairs, minor alterations and other work executed at the Houses of Parliament, and is responsible for the discipline and control of the staff.


The Foremen are in charge of the men working in the Houses of Parliament, and are the immediate supervisors of the men, being responsible to the Superintendent of Works for the laying out of the duties of the staff, and seeing that these duties are executed in a satisfactory manner.

Timekeepers and Assistant Timekeepers.

In addition to the duty indicated by the description of these officers, they are employed on the general clerical and accounting work incidental to the carrying out of the maintenance and new work in the House of Parliament.

Inspectors of Custodians.

These officers are employed during the night, and supervise the night-watching and patrolling arrangements of the building.


The Custodians are the night-watchers who patrol the building, and who have recently replaced the police patrol, on the recommendation of the Geddes Committee.

All other grades mentioned in the replies of the 19th February and 5th March are carrying out such duties as are commonly carried out by industrial workers of the various grades mentioned.