§ MR. BURDETT-COUTTS (Westminster)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that while in various offices of the Civil Service many Second Division clerks who entered the Service antecedent to 507 the recent Order in Council are entitled to 28, and in some instances to 32, days' leave, clerks of a similar grade in the Custom House are receiving only 21 days' leave; and whether he will in some measure rectify this irregularity by granting to those Second Division clerks in the Custom House, who have occupied that position continuously for 10 years and upwards, 28 days' leave of absence?
§ MR. JACKSON
Clause 8 of the Order in Council of the 21st of March, 1890, prescribes 21 week days (in addition to the usual public holidays) as the maximum of ordinary leave to be granted to Second Division clerks of more than five years' service, but saves existing rights. The Order in Council gives no power to extend the amount of annual holidays beyond 21 week days in the case of Second Division clerks who were not allowed longer holidays under Departmental Regulations before the Order in Council was issued.