§ MR. T. SKEWES-COX (Surrey, Kingston)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in addition to those permanent clerks designated "abstractors" and "assistant clerks," the following are intended by the Treasury to come within the provisions of the Treasury Sick Leave Memorandum to Heads of Departments, dated 24th April, 1896, viz., posting clerks at the Stationery Office, index compilers and statistical abstractors at the General Register Office, and supplementary clerks at the Inland Revenue Office.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY)
The rule as to sick leave embodied in the Treasury circular of the 24th April, 1896, applies to all persons serving in the established Civil Service, and, therefore, to the several classes named in the Question. It must be understood that the grant of sick leave within the limits specified is in the discretion of the responsible head of the officers' department, on his being satisfied of the merits of the application.