HC Deb 07 April 1937 vol 322 cc184-5
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.

Mr. Kelly

Why have instructions been issued that deputies must be paid this figure when the salary of the person concerned does not permit of such an amount going out of his salary?

Mr. Brown

I cannot accept that way of putting the case. These appointments are in the nature of sub-contractors, and they differ from place to place according to the size of the office and the nature of the work to be done.

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