The Speaker, in the Chair
Sir Paul Beresford
Mr Andrew Lansley (Leader of the House)
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.
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.