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House of Commons (Fourth Table Clerk)

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Empire – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Ian Winterbottom Mr Ian Winterbottom , Nottingham Central 12:00 am, 30th July 1952

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps he has taken to implement the undertaking to bring before the Commissioners for regulating the Offices of the House of Commons the appointment of a fourth Clerk at the Table of this House.

Photo of Mr Oliver Lyttelton Mr Oliver Lyttelton , Aldershot

I have written to Mr. Speaker and I understand that he is taking up the matter with the other Commissioners.

Photo of Mr Ian Winterbottom Mr Ian Winterbottom , Nottingham Central

Is the Secretary of State aware that this statement will give very great satisfaction to the House and to the Colonial Legislatures who have received such help from the Table Office and particularly from the Clerk-Assistant?

Photo of Mr Oliver Lyttelton Mr Oliver Lyttelton , Aldershot

This gives me an opportunity of adding to what the hon. Member has said by expressing my very great gratitude for the work that has been done in this matter by the Table Office.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

As a matter of interest, where does the right hon. Gentleman propose to place the body?

Photo of Mr Oliver Lyttelton Mr Oliver Lyttelton , Aldershot

Perhaps we might have the views of the right hon. Gentleman.