HC Deb 16 May 1906 vol 157 c460
MR. SHEEHAN (Cork County, Mid.)

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in the Post Office, Revenue, and several other public Departments, a weekly half-holiday is granted to the members of the clerical staffs; and, in view of the further consideration which he has promised to give this matter, can he now state if arrangements will be made by which this privilege may be extended to the clerical staffs of all public departments on the same conditions on which a fortnightly half-holiday is at present granted.

(Answered by Mr. McKenna.) I am sure that in some Departments half-holidays are more frequently granted than in others; but the privilege is in all cases dependent upon the state of business, and I do not see my way to make any general change in the existing regulations.