HC Deb 09 August 1904 vol 139 c1552

To ask the Postmaster-General whether he will explain why, when the seventh hour daily attendance was imposed on the Civil Service under the Order in Council of August. 1890, the additional annual leave permitted under that Order to Civil servants in receipt of more than £350 a year was not extended to the Post Office as well as to other Departments of the Civil Service.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) I am not aware that ally additional annual leave was granted under the Order in Council of August, 1890, as compensation for additional daily attendance. The arrangements in the Post Office as regards leave differ from those in force in most of the public Departments; and I do not consider that it is advisable to make an y alteration in them.