§ MR. AYRTON
said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government will be pleased to extend to the Officers and Clerks of the Civil Service, who have presented a Memorial, the Saturday half-holiday allowed in other Establishments?
§ VISCOUNT PALMERSTON
said, it was intended to appoint a Commission composed of a few persons connected with the Public Offices to ascertain how far the prayer of the memorial referred to by the hon. and learned Gentleman could be complied with without materially inconveniencing the public service. It would be very desirable that, if possible, what the memorialists asked should be granted, but he was unable to state to what extent it could be done until after the inquiry had been made.