§ MR CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether, considering that second division clerks and Customs port clerks are granted an additional seven days annual leave, exclusive of bank holidays and the King's Birthday, after five years service, and in London the port clerks enjoy a further seven days after ten years service, arrangements can be made whereby an additional amount of annual leave may be granted to the Customs senior assistant clerks whose length of service, established and unestablished, ranges from fifteen to twenty-five years.
(Answered by Mr. Austen Chamberlain.) I am unable to alter the decision contained in the answer which I gave to the hon. Member on the 23rd instant.†