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House Of Commons (Late Sittings)

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the First Commissioner of Works approximately the total cost of each Parliamentary sitting after midnight; and whether he will be prepared to state in detail the cost of each such sitting, including overtime pay to the attendants and any extra payments made to any officers of the House?

In view of the short time available, I have not been able to obtain up-to-date figures, but I have no reason to suppose that they differ materially from those given in answer to a question on 21st April, 1926, namely, £17 per hour up to 11 p.m. with an additional £5 per hour after 11 p.m.