§ Mr. Rooker
asked the right hon. Member for Middlesbrough, as representing the House of Commons Commission, to whom the staff inspector referred to in his answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr, 21 December 1981, Official Report, c. 289, will report on pay anomalies in the Serjeant at Arms Department; if any changes will apply back to the date of temporary ad hoc payments; and if the amount of temporary ad hoc payments in this Department eliminate the chance of staff suffering a reduction in basic salary on promotion.
§ Mr. Arthur Bottomley
The staff inspector reports to and is answerable only to the House of Commons Commission. The effective date for implementation of any recommendations made when the staff inspector carries out his reviews will be decided by the Commission, in the light of the evidence provided in his reports. The Commission has under consideration a proposal that, pending these reviews, the temporaryad hoc payments which have been made to staff since January 1980 should be continued for a further period of six months from 1 October 1982; and that they should be increased with 150W effect from 1 April 1982 by an average of 5.5 per cent., in line with the 1982 Civil Service pay settlement. If accepted, this will ensure that no staff will suffer a reduction in basic salary on promotion.