HC Deb 15 June 1891 vol 354 c408

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland why the clerks in the office of the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland have been treated differently from the clerks in other offices in Dublin as regards hours of attendance, Saturday half-holiday, number of days in the year on which the office is closed, and duration of annual leave, all privileges preserved to those who were in the service before the introduction of the seven hours' scheme, and safeguarded to them by Clause 8 of the Order in Council (August, 1890)?


The Commissioners of National Education report that the regulations observed in their office are in strict accordance with the provisions of the Queen's Order in Council of March 21, 1890, and they add that clerks of the Second Division, who under the former arrangements were allowed 28 week days' annual leave in consideration of extra attendance for special service, are still granted the same indulgence on the same conditions.