HC Deb 14 June 1888 vol 327 cc92-3
MR. WHITMORE (Chelsea)

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, pending the inquiry of the Royal Commission on the Civil Service Establishments into the case of the attendants and messengers at the South Kensington Museum, the Rules relating to their sick pay, which had been in force for upwards of 20 years before their withdrawal by the Treasury Minute of 1885, might be allowed to apply to those attendants and messengers who entered the Office before that date, and who now, after long and meritorious service, find themselves subject to a much lower rate of sick pay?


The Treasury does not admit that the attendants and messengers are entitled to the privileges which they claim; and I do not think that, pending the inquiry of the Royal Commission on Civil Service Establish- ments, it would be advisable to make the concession indicated by the hon Member.