§ MR. COHEN () Islington, E.
I beg to ask the Postmaster General if he is prepared to grant to the senior officers of the Post Office an extension of their annual leave, in accordance with Clause 7 of the Order in Council of 15th August, 1890?
§ MR. A. MORLEY
Clause 7 of the Order in Council, 1890, provides a maximum limit for leave beyond which Heads of Departments are not at liberty to go. Any extension of annual leave in so large a Department as the Post Office involves such grave financial and administrative considerations that I am not disposed to overrule the decision at which my predecessor (Mr. Raikes) arrived on the subject.