HC Deb 25 May 1905 vol 146 c1379
MR CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)

To ask the Postmaster-General whether the periods of annual leave and bank holiday reliefs are included in the six-months leave which an officer may be allowed on full pay in the case of sickness on a medical certificate; and, if so, what is the reason for counting these periods as sick leave.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) Under regulations applicable to the Civil Service generally, absence from duty on full pay, whether on account of annual, bank holiday, or sick leave, cannot exceed six months in any one year. The regulation seems to be liberal.