HC Deb 13 August 1894 vol 28 c764
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?


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.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the amount of leave granted to the senior officers does not amount to the maximum referred to, and that in the Customs and Inland Revenue Departments the full leave is given?


I am not aware of that.