HC Deb 14 March 1899 vol 68 c773
MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster-General, whether, in view of the Aberdeen post and telegraph employees being entitled to six bank holidays per annum, it is intended that the three days' continuous leave given during winter months shall be considered as equivalent to a day's holiday on each of the four bank or local holidays as these occur; and, if so, whether he is aware that in a number of large offices this decision has been overruled; and whether it is intended that Aberdeen postal and telegraph employees shall have the full benefit of six bank holidays, consisting of New Year's Day and Christmas Day with four other holidays, free from any condition, so that the Aberdeen staff may receive similar treatment to that given to Newcastle and Edinburgh Post Offices?


The answer to the first paragraph of the honourable Member's Question as affecting Aberdeen is in the negative, and to the second paragraph in the affirmative.