§ Mr. Ashton
asked the Lord President of the Council why arrangements were not made for the catering staff to be paid their wages on the rising of the House on Wednesday, 9th August so that they are required to return on Thursday, 10th August to collect them.
I have been asked to reply.
In accordance with normal practice, all regular catering staff will have to attend the day after the House rises in order to clear up and make secure all crockery, stores, etc. Practically all staff will have completed their duties and have been paid soon after midday.