HC Deb 08 April 1952 vol 498 cc2489-90
50. Brigadier Terence Clarke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider allowing a second week's paid holiday to workers in Her Majesty's dockyards commencing in the financial year 1st April, 1952.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The question of allowing a second week of paid leave to all Government industrial employees, including those in the Royal Dockyards, is now being discussed with the trade unions concerned.

Brigadier Clarke

Does my right hon. Friend not think that this would prove a greater incentive to harder and better work if he introduced it this year?

Mr. Butler

As the Whitley discussions are proceeding. I would rather not go further.