HC Deb 25 July 1939 vol 350 c1248
56. Mr. Jagger

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that unestablished industrial grades employed in the Civil Service do not receive payment for sick absences; and whether he will issue instructions that payment following the lines of the unestablished messenger grades now employed may apply to unestablished industrial grades?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Crookshank)

I am aware that unestablished industrial employés of the Government are not eligible for sick leave with pay. The practice of the Government in this respect is in accordance with general practice in outside industry, and I see no sufficient justification for making a change. I would point out, however, that these industrial employés are covered by the National Health Insurance Acts, the Government in their case paying both the State and the employer's contributions.

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