Motion made, and Question proposed,
(1) That, in the opinion of this House, staff who work for an hon. Member should be employed by the House, as a personal appointment and managed by the hon. Member; and
(2) That the House of Commons Commission shall consider this decision and make recommendations for its implementation, including any transitional provisions which may be necessary, by
Amendment proposed: (a), leave out paragraph (1).—( Mr. Heath)
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The House divided: Ayes 96, Noes 285.