HC Deb 16 November 1926 vol 199 c1703W

asked the hon. Member for Cheltenham, as Chairman of the Kitchens and Refreshment Rooms Committee, how many of the male and female staff employed in the bars, dining rooms, etc., of this House were recalled for duty during the recent emergency Sessions; and, in view of the fact that many of them take temporary employment outside London during the Recess, and consequently hardship is caused by their having to meet travelling expenses for these emergency Sessions, whether it is proposed to pay any compensation to them; and, if so, how much?


In reply to the hon. Member, the number of servants on the staff of the Kitchen Committee who, being in receipt of retaining fees, were liable to be recalled for duty during the recent emergency Sessions is 35. I am not aware of any hardship having been experienced by any of the staff in connection with their services.