HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 c1885
63. Mr. John Lewis

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will arrange for reasonable leave to be granted to members of the Treasury and Inland Revenue staffs for the purpose of preparing for and taking university examinations.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Glenvil Hall)

Yes, Sir, provided public business permits. The grant in appropriate cases of paid leave, or time off, for this purpose is governed by an agreement recently reached by the National Whitley Council of the Civil Service.

Mr. Lewis

Would my right hon. Friend tell me how recently that agreement was reached?

Mr. Glenvil Hall

I have not the exact date before me, but it was quite recently. I will let my hon. Friend know the exact date later.