HC Deb 08 May 1952 vol 500 c547
32. Miss Irene Ward

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he' can now make a statement on the negotiations proceeding for the payment of a second week's annual holiday with pay to industrial workers in certain industrial establishments.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I regret that I have nothing to add to the reply that I gave to the hon. Lady on 24th April.

Miss Ward:

In view of the fact that these negotiations have been entered into, presumably as a matter of justice, will my hon. Friend bear in mind that women civil servants also require their claim to be met as a matter of justice?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

All relevant considerations will be borne in mind in these discussions.

Lieut.-Colonel Marcus Lipton

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that some office cleaners working in Whitehall who a year ago got two weeks' holiday have had it cut to less than two weeks as a result of manipulating dates? As this represents a considerable injustice, would he look into that matter?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

It is that sort of question which makes these negotiations somewhat complicated, and perhaps to some extent accounts for their length.