HC Deb 25 June 1902 vol 110 c8
MR. NANNETTI (Dublin, College Green)

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will explain why, in the Customs Department, officials having to perform duty on Government or other holidays receive an extra day's pay, while officials in other Departments, the Post Office for instance, have the option of accepting pay at one and a half times their ordinary rate of salary or private leave to the extent of the number of days they are so employed.

(Answer.) I understand that at the Post Office a man working on Government or other holidays, except Christmas Day and Good Friday, is paid an ordinary day's wages. If the head of the Department (not the man) thinks it convenient, a holiday on another day may be granted instead of such payment. I do not know to what "other Departments" the Question refers.—(Treasury.)