§ 21. Mr. Kelly
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that branch managers of Employment Exchanges are not allowed any holidays with pay, or sick leave with pay, yet, if absent from the work, the branch manager must find an approved deputy and pay such deputy 10s. per day; and whether he will consider a scheme for allowing leave with pay?
§ Mr. E. Brown
There is no stipulation with regard to the payment to be made to a deputy appointed by a branch manager, but a deduction of 10s. a day is made from a branch manager's remuneration in cases where an officer of the Ministry is placed temporarily in charge of his office. In reply to the second part of the question, I would refer to the answer which I gave to previous questions on 18th March.