§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether 816 it is true that, while some Civil Service writers are allowed sick leave, and pay during sick leave, others, such as the old writers in the Customs, have their pay stopped during absence by sickness, and have no provision whatever for sick leave?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
Sir, I understand that the writers employed in the Customs consist partly of persons taken from the register of the Civil Service Commissioners and partly of people nominated by the Customs Commissioners. I am informed that both classes of writers are allowed sick leave with pay, though on different terms, and that the old writers were asked by the Board whether they wished to exchange their terms for those which were to be applicable to the rest of the writers? Only one accepted the offer, and all the others declined.