HC Deb 14 July 1903 vol 125 c566
SIR ANDREW AGNEW (Edinburgh, S.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether it is the practice when Government offices are closed on occasions of public rejoicing, and the salaried clerks allowed a holiday on full pay, for an allowance to be made to the engrossing clerks and others who are paid for their work by results; and, if not, whether he will consider if such allowance can be made in future, so that such clerks shall not be losers through being forced to take a holiday.

(Answered by Mr. Elliot.) In special recognition of the Coronation holidays of last year, an allowance was made to engrossing clerks paid by piecework in various public Departments. It is not, however, the rule that clerks employed on piece-work which does not occupy them throughout the year shall receive payment in respect of any particular day on which no work is done.