HC Deb 25 June 1902 vol 110 c8

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the fact that at certain distillery and other Excise stations in this country, officers of Inland Revenue are obliged to work on official holidays throughout the year, including Government holidays and Christmas Day, he will, wherever I the exigencies of the trade and the security of the Revenue require such exceptional attendance, direct that suitable extra remuneration or additional leave be granted to the officers concerned.

(Answer.) The only Excise officers to whom this suggestion could in effect apply are those engaged in distilleries; and the fact that these officers have sometimes to give attendance on public holidays is already duly taken into account in arranging their work and leave as a whole.—(Treasury.)