HC Deb 07 July 1887 vol 317 c61
MR. FRASER-MACKINTOSH (Inverness-shire)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether the Keeper of the General Register of Sasines, Edinburgh, has requested the clerks attached to the Edinburgh District of said Register to give, from the 27th June, a daily attendance of two hours beyond the ordinary office hours, for the purpose of overtaking the arrears of work caused by the extra pressure of the Whitsunday term; and, whether these clerks receive remuneration for such extra duties; and, if not, whether he will see that these extra duties will be recompensed according to the usual conditions of the service?


The Department referred to is liable to periodical increases of work, and by the conditions of their service the clerks employed in it may be required to give additional attendance without extra remuneration. It was found that, as compared with the progress made last year, the work was somewhat in arrear; and in order that the holidays might be given at the usual time directions were given for extra attendance till the arrears should be cleared off.


asked whether it was intended to amend the scheme of 1881, relative to the Sasine Office, Edinburgh?


The Board of Treasury has not at present any intention of altering the constitution of the Register House Departments, which was fixed by the Treasury Minute of 1881.