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Marconi Select Committee

Volume 52: debated on Thursday 24 April 1913

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75.

asked how the cost of the Marconi Inquiry, apart from the production of the evidence in Blue Books, is made up; whether all the members of the Committee and all the witnesses are being paid; if so, on what scale; and, seeing that some Committees of this House are paid, others not, and that the House does not determine, who determines and by what rule?

Apart from the cost of printing the Blue Book, expenditure is incurred on shorthand writing, in printing daily copies of the evidence for the use of Members, in preparing documents for the Committee, and for incidental expenses, chiefly Press cuttings. No members of the Select Committee or witnesses have been paid. With regard to the last part of the question, I am not aware of any Committee of the House whose members are paid as such.

Is it a fact that over £160 has been paid in distributing Press cuttings to members of this Committee alone?