HC Deb 18 December 1929 vol 233 cc1382-3
21. Captain W. G. HALL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he is aware that only 10 per cent. leave is being /granted this Christmas in the torpedo tube shop, Portsmouth dockyard; and if, as over 37 per cent, has been given in previous years, he will cause inquiries to be made with a view to increasing the percentage now allowed to something like its previous level?


I am unable to admit the correctness of my hon. Friend's comparison. This year, for the first time in history, six days' leave with pay has been granted to the general body of workpeople employed by the Admiralty and Boxing Day will be a holiday with pay.

Captain W. G. HALL

May I ask whether the hon. Member will have inquiry made into some of these complaints?


Inquiries have already been made, and, as I have stated, Boxing Day will be a holiday with pay. Last year it was not a holiday.