Decisions 9 September 2013

Monday 9 September 2013 at 5pm in Speaker’s House

Present:

The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Paul Beresford
Frank Doran
Angela Eagle
Mr Andrew Lansley (Leader of the House)
John Thurso

1.  EDUCATION CENTRE

The Commission considered the matter.

2.  STAFF PENSIONS

The Commission confirmed that the transfer of the House of Commons Staff Pension Scheme to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme would take place on 1 April 2014 as previously agreed.

3.  PAY AND REWARD

The Commission took note of a paper and heard from the President of the Trade Union Side.

4.  EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS—UPDATE

The Commission asked the Finance and Services Committee to gather and present to the Commission information on the use of casual staff and zero hours contracts by the House Service, and possible alternative models for the employment of those working variable hours.

5.  DIVERSITY

The Commission took note of the paper and expressed its support for the various diversity and inclusion initiatives being undertaken.

6.  DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting of the Commission/MEC will take place on Monday 21 October at 5pm in Speaker’s House.