§ Mr. OLIVER
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will cause arrangements to be made so that the warders employed in the museums may be enabled to take their casual leave during the summer months of the year; and, if this is impossible with the present staff will he arrange that extra staff shall he engaged to enable this to be done?
§ Lord E. PERCY
Arrangements are made to enable warders at the museums to take 12 of their 15 days' annual leave in one period outside the winter season. Other leave due to them has to be taken as opportunity offers. It is a condition underlying all leave privileges in the service, that the grant of annual leave should be subject to the exigencies of the public service, and I cannot undertake to adopt the suggestion made in the second part of the question.