HC Deb 12 July 1877 vol 235 c1171

asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether the Government is prepared to concede to those writers or copyists who have for a year or upwards been continuously employed in one Government Department the same amount of leave of absence, without loss of pay, as is allowed to the lower division clerks under the Playfair scheme, seeing that in both cases the hours of work are the same throughout the year?


in reply, said, it would be altogether impossible to put the writers and copyists on the same footing as regards leave of absence with the lower division of clerks, who were now an established portion of the Civil Service, and were on the same footing as regards leave of absence and other advantages as any other members of the Civil Service. The copyists or writers, on the other hand, were only engaged temporarily.