HC Deb 23 February 1888 vol 322 cc1240-1

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether it is a fact that in certain Departments in-which the Saturday half-holiday is allowed to Higher and Lower Division Clerks, the same privilege had for many years been also allowed, without loss of pay, to the Civil Service Writers engaged therein; but that in consequence of a Treasury Circular issued to the Heads of Departments such privilege had been recently withdrawn from the Writers, but not from the Higher and Lower Division Clerks; and, if so, whether the Government could hold out any hope to amend the present Regulations, or give such instructions as will restore or extend to Writers employed in Depart- mentsin which the Saturday half-holiday is observed, the same privilege regarding such half-holiday as is at present enjoyed by Higher and Lower Division Clerks?


I do not know the cases to which the hon. Member refers, for the Treasury has laid down no Regulations which recognize the principle of the Saturday half-holiday. If the hon. Member will let me know the Departments to which he refers, I will ascertain the facts.