§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how much leave of absence an employé in His Majesty's dockyards is allowed for civic duties; and what is the limit for such leave before the special approval of the Admiralty is necessary?
Sir B. EYRES MONSELL
For the purpose of attending to their civic duties, employés in His Majesty's dockyards who are classified as "non-industrial" may be granted special leave without pay, in addition to their ordinary allowance of paid leave provided that the absence does not conflict with the duty in the dockyard. Admiralty approval is required in each case and the period of leave without pay does not count for either incremental or superannuation purposes. Employés in His Majesty's dockyards classified as industrial may be granted leave of absence locally up to a total of 28 days a year, including leave with pay, whether for the purpose of attending to civic duties or otherwise. This period is extended to 52 days for trade union officials desiring to attend to their trade union duties, and to 80 days if they are also members of public bodies. Applications for leave for civic duties in excess of these periods would be dealt with by the Admiralty on their merits.