Annual Report 2002-03


Allowances paid to staff
at 31 March 2003

A. Night allowances

Night allowances are payable to Clerks up to Grade 5, senior Library staff, the Yeoman Usher, executive and clerical staff, and Hansard editorial and reporting staff appointed or promoted since 1 April 2001. These allowances are based (a) on the average hours of sitting of the House over the preceding five years after a threshold time for each post; and (b) on an hourly rate, fixed for each grade. A similar scheme operates for Doorkeepers with the added inclusion of a sum in respect of meal allowance. Those Attendants who work late shifts are also eligible for a night allowance, similar to that for Doorkeepers.
B. Hansard editorial staff late-night allowances (pre 1 April 2003)
(1) Payment for sittings ending after 10.30 p.m. £90.37
(2) Further payments for sittings continuing after
1.30, 4.30, 7.30 and 10.30 a.m. £39.43
The above payments are subject to an annual minimum of £3,760.00

C. Hansard Senior Reporters and Reporters (pre 1 April 2003)
(1) Payment for attendance at sittings ending after 10.30 p.m. £61.00
(2) Further payments for attendance at sittings continuing after
1.30, 4.30, 7.30 and 10.30 a.m. £40.61
(3) Payment at the rate of plain-time plus a third for work performed after the House has been sitting for 8 hours, when the House meets before noon.

D. Staff Superintendent--Saturday and Bank Holiday working:
10% addition to salary, excluding Recruitment & Retention Allowance

E. Black Rod, Yeoman Usher, Table Clerks, Clerks, Doorkeepers:
Annual allowance for maintenance, including cleaning, laundering, etc. and
replacement of minor items of uniform £600

F. Laundry Allowances--Refreshment Department:
£7.31 per week laundry allowance for those with Uniform

G. Computer Assistant:
Automatic Data Processing Allowance £2,994
(Reserved rights)

H. Accountant's Office staff undertaking Chartered Institute of Management Accountants qualification:
Stage 2 £1,154
Stage 3 £2,308






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