§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, if an official written information was conveyed to the abstractors in the Statistical Office, Customs, on 8th May last, to the effect that the question of ordinary leave to be allowed them was being dealt with separately by the Treasury; and, if so, whether considering that the holiday season is now well advanced, he can state when the Treasury Minute dealing with the question may be expected?
§ * MR. HANBURY
A Treasury letter of the 22nd April referring to the Statistical Office Establishment stated that the question of the abstractors' leave and sick leave Would be dealt with in a separate communication. The reference was to a circular letter issued two days later very largely extending the sick-leave of abstractors—which thus became the same as that of second division clerks—and pointing out that the maximum amount of sick-leave and ordinary leave combined which an officer may have on full pay in any one year should be strictly limited to six months, but there was no intention of issuing any further minute dealing with the ordinary leave of abstractors, which is the same as that of second division clerks during the first five years of service.