§ Captain JESSEL
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in the event of county councils, borough councils, and other local authorities resolving to pay allowances to Reservists and Territorials in their employ called up for duty, or to their families or dependents, such payments will not be surcharged; and whether he will take into consideration the advisability of issuing an order or notification to that effect?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
I am advised that it is competent to any local authority to grant leave of absence to persons in their employment who have been called out for active service as members of the Army Reserve or Territorial Forces, and to make reasonable payment in respect of their wages or salaries to persons authorised by them to receive the money. The question whether any notification to local authorities on the subject is necessary will receive consideration.