§ LORD ALGERNON PERCY (St. George's, Hanover Square)
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the indulgence formerly granted to Volunteers belonging to the Civil Service, viz. to have leave on the Saturday before Easter without deducting it from their annual leave, will be granted this year?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HENRY H. FOWLER) (Wolverhampton, E.)
I do not know that the indulgence referred to was granted by the Treasury to all Volunteers in the Civil Service. The matter seems to me to be one falling within the discretion of the Heads of Departments, provided that no expense or inconvenience to the Public Service be thereby occasioned.