Select Committee on House of Lords Offices Fifth Report



FIFTH REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE HOUSE OF LORDS' OFFICES


MONDAY 22ND MAY 2000


BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO CONSIDER HOUSE OF LORDS' OFFICES

ORDERED TO REPORT

  The Committee have met and been attended by the Clerk of the Parliaments and the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.

1.  Fast stream pay proposals

  The Committee agreed to new arrangements, developed in conjunction with the House of Commons, for paying fast-stream Clerks and Library Clerks.

2.  Salaries of the Chairman and Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees

  The Committee approved revised salaries with effect from 1 April 2000.

3.  Lords' reimbursement allowances

  The Committee was informed that from 1 April 2000 the motor mileage allowance had beenup-rated in line with the retail price index to 52.5 pence per mile for the first 20,000 miles and24.2 pence per mile thereafter; and that the bicycle allowance had been up-rated to 6.7 pence per mile.

4.  Appointment of a management consultant

  The Committee approved the appointment of a management consultant, Mr Michael Braithwaite, to undertake a review of the management structure and the structure, including the Committee structure, for taking decisions about the services of the House and other domestic matters, which were introduced in the House of Lords in 1991-92 following the Ibbs reforms in the House of Commons.

5.  Commercial activities

  The Committee agreed that the House of Lords should not be used by Members as a business address nor the name used for the promotion of any commercial activity.


 
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