§ Mr. COMYNS-CARR
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the number of days' leave per year granted, respectively, to permanent clerical officers and temporary clerks of two years' service; and whether, seeing that in many Departments permanent clerical officers and temporary clerks are employed in the same sections doing precisely the same work, he will say why any distinction should be made in the leave granted to these two classes, particularly in view of the fact that permanent clerical officers have various other advantages including that of pensionable rights?
The normal leave allowance of clerical officers is 24 working days, writing assistants 18 working days, and of temporary graded clerks 18 working days per annum, in addition to the usual public holidays in each case. As regards the latter part of the question, I would refer to the answer which I gave on the 4th March to the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Mr. Hogge).