§ COLONEL BILL (Staffordshire, Leek)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether all the arrangements for the representation of the Militia force at the Jubilee Procession on 22nd June have been completed, or whether applications will still be received from the Commanding Officers of regiments which are out at that time for their annual training to send detachments for duty on that day?
THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. POWELL-WILLIAMS,) Birmingham, S.
The arrangements are not yet completed; but applications from Officers Commanding are not required, as due notification will be made to those regiments which will be represented.
§ MR. FORTESCUE FLANNERY (Yorkshire, Shipley)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, having regard to the character of the services of the Royal Naval Reserve officers and men, it will be possible to arrange for their representation in the Jubilee Procession?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THK ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
My hon. Friend may 946 be assured that the claims of the Royal Naval Reserve to representation in the Jubilee Procession have not been overlooked.
§ CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, W.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in connection with the Diamond Jubilee celebration, there is any intention of causing the loss of a day's pay to Government, employés either on the 21st or 22nd June; and, if so, whether he will take steps to put a stop to an enforced holiday with loss of pay, which would be a serious matter to numbers of Government workers on wages as low as 19s. and 20s. a week.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR,) Manchester, E.
The spending department of the War Office and Admiralty propose that there should be a holiday and full life upon Jubilee Day, Tuesday, June 22. They also propose, as is usual when there is a holiday on Tuesday, that the works should not be in operation on the Monday, but they will take care that steps are taken which may prevent any obligatory loss of earnings to the men.