HC Deb 15 July 1936 vol 314 c2055W
Captain A. EVANS

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether it is the invariable practice throughout every branch of the Government service to give every facility possible for Territorial enlistment and training without loss of remuneration?


I am glad to be able to assure my hon. and gallant Friend that, subject to the vital requirements of the public service, every encouragement is given to civil servants who wish to join the Territorial Army. Civil servants who are members of the Territorial Army and attend the annual training in camp for so long as a fortnight are allowed one week's special leave, with pay, additional to their ordinary leave. As I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Twickenham (Mr. Keeling) on the 30th June, instructions are in course of preparation providing that civil servants whose normal leave allowance does not exceed 18 days and who attend the full period of annual training should be given special leave with pay for the whole period.