§ Sir A. HOLBROOK
asked the Postmaster-General why certain Scottish Territorials in Post Office employment, who were scheduled to go for 14 days' training in May, 1920, but whose training was curtailed to eight days owing to the general strike, were each charged by the Post Office authorities eight days' pay for the period of their absence, although Post Office officials are, by arrangement with the War Office, allowed 14 days' special leave with pay for their Territorial training?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
If a Post Office servant who is a member of the Territorial Army attends camp for the annual training for not less than a 1073W fortnight, he is allowed ones week's special leave with pay, the remainder of the period of training being taken as annual leave, or if he prefers it as special leave without pay. If the attendance at camp is for less than a fortnight, the whole period must be taken as annual leave or leave without pay; and no special leave with pay can be given. These arrangements are in accordance with regulations which apply to the whole Civil Service, and I regret that I am not in a position to make an exception to these general regulations in the ease of postal servants.