HC Deb 12 May 1925 vol 183 c1691W

asked the right hon. Member for Cheltenham, as Chairman of the Kitchen Committee, whether the whole of the staff were paid their wages for the Easter Recess; if not, can he state why; and will he arrange that in future, when the House is not sitting, the staff shall be paid wages, as they are not eligible for unemployment benefit?


In reply to the question of the hon. Member, the staff were paid their wages during the last Easter Recess. As regards the future, it is impossible to guarantee the action of other Committees, but I imagine that the course we have adopted of paying the wages to the staff during the Easter and Whitsun vacations will be continued.