HC Deb 04 April 1892 vol 3 cc565-6
MR. H. GARDNERfor Earl COMPTON (York, W.R., Barnsley)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will explain why, although temporary clerks in the Census Office, appointed after open competition in February, 1891, were informed that they would be placed on the same footing as clerks of the second division as regards holidays and sick leave, towards the end of the year the Registrar General gave instructions that pay during sick leave should be discontinued; and whether he will direct that the original promise to the temporary clerks, which was adhered to for about eight months, shall be fulfilled?


(who replied) said: In the printed conditions of the competition for temporary clerkships in the Census Office no mention was made of leave or sick leave; and the temporary Census clerks were not informed, either by the Registrar General or with his authority, that they would be placed on the same footing as second division clerks in the matter of holidays and sick leave.