§ MR. T. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what arrangements he proposes to make for the observance of the Queen's Birthday by employés under the War-Office at Woolwich and elsewhere in London; and whether he can see his way to grant the same concession as has been made at the dockyards?
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. WOODALL,) Hanley
It is proposed to close the War Department establishments at Woolwich on the same principle as in the dockyards, from midday on Friday, May 24, until Monday morning, the men having a holiday composed of two half-days, and receiving their usual weekly wages. In London the closing will be on Saturday the 25th only, the men having practically a half-day's exemption from work, with payment for the whole day.