§ Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Lord President of the Council whether the catering staff of the House retain their full status and pay between Parliaments.
§ Mr. Bowden
During the period of Dissolution up to and including 7th April, when the House would in the usual course of events have adjourned for the Easter Recess, the permanent staff of the Refreshment Department will continue to be employed at their normal rates of pay. Thereafter, until the meeting of the new Parliament, the staff of the Department will be employed according to the terms laid down in their contract of employment.