HC Deb 11 November 1882 vol 274 c1635

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, considering the great amount of extra labour which was entailed upon the employés of Woolwich Arsenal during the late War in Egypt, and the admirable manner in which their work was executed, contributing in no small degree to the rapid success of the Campaign, he will grant them a holiday, without loss of pay, on Saturday next, in order that they may have the opportunity of witnessing the Review?


Yes, Sir; I am very glad to have this opportunity of recognizing the zeal with which the men in the Manufacturing Departments exerted themselves during the recent preparations for war, and I have authorized to-morrow being a whole holiday for those Departments.