HC Deb 16 July 1903 vol 125 c854
MR. CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in those branches of the Customs Department where assistant clerks are employed, the clerks on the grade next above the assistant clerks are allowed thirty-two days annual leave; and that in the case of absence on leave or other causes of these clerks their duties are performed by assistant clerks in receipt of checking allowances who are granted only fourteen days annual leave; and, if so, whether he will consider the possibility of granting an increase of leave from fourteen to eighteen days, as was recently recommended to the Treasury by the Commissioners of Customs.

(Answered by Mr. Elliot.) I have nothing to add to my answer of the 6th instant on this subject.