§ MR. THEOBALD
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that the Board of Customs have refused to recognise the right of examining officers to an alternate fortnightly half-holiday granted to them by Trea- 779 sury Order, 1891, and that, in certain cases, officers on landing and shipping duties can only obtain a fortnightly half-holiday at a monetary loss; and whether he can take any steps to grant to these officers the holiday recommended by the Treasury?
§ * SIR J. T. HIBBERT
I am not aware of the existence of any such Treasury Order. Examining officers employed on landing and shipping duty, or any other duties, when allowed by their superiors leave for part of a day, do not incur any loss of salary. If such leave should affect the 48 hours a week, which an officer employed on landing and shipping duty is required to serve before becoming entitled to Crown overtime, a monetary loss might result. The rules do not call for any alteration.