HC Deb 01 July 1937 vol 325 cc2127-8
15. Sir N. Grattan-Doyle

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that branch managers of employment exchanges have no holidays with pay and are required, if they take a holiday, to provide a deputy in their absence or to pay 10s. a day for the loan of an officer from the Ministry of Labour; and whether, with a view to Government employment being an example to private employers, he will direct that branch managers shall in future have appropriate leave with pay?

Mr. E. Brown

Branch managers are not salaried employès in the ordinary sense. Their payment covers the provision of premises and any clerical assistance necessary for the branch office. This payment is not affected by the absence of the manager for particular periods, except to the extent that the deduction mentioned in the question is made if clerical assistance has to be provided during his absence. The association representing the branch managers gave evidence recently before the Holidays with Pay Committee, and I propose to await the report of that committee.