Members' staff

Members' Allowances – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 30th April 2009.

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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 29 October 2009.— (Chris Bryant.)

Amendment proposed: (a), leave out paragraph (1).—( Mr. Heath)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided: Ayes 96, Noes 285.

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Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put.

The House divided: Ayes 280, Noes 100.

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Question accordingly agreed to.

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