§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in connection with the recent concession to grant certain holidays to industrial employés, he has had his attention drawn to the position of 628W men in the Army Ordnance Department with leave rights under the Warrant of 1895; whether these men are outside the scope of the new concession and whether he proposes to take any action?
§ Mr. SHAW
I am aware of the position of these men. The intention of the concession referred to by the right hon. Member was to grant leave with pay to employés who did not already receive it, and as the men in question already enjoyed a measure of leave with pay, they fell outside its scope. They have, however, been allowed the choice of coming under the new scheme of leave and public solidays, subject to absorption of their previous leave privileges, or of remaining as they are.