§ MR. E. JENKINS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it will be possible to arrange to afford any workmen in the various Government departments, who desire to visit the Exhibition at Paris, a short leave of absence for that purpose?
§ SIR HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON
, in reply, said, the matter really rested with the heads of the various Departments. The Treasury would make no objection, if arrangements were made for the work of the absentees to be discharged by others. The Treasury, however, had no control over the Departments in these matters.