HC Deb 05 June 1939 vol 348 c52W
Mr. Markham

asked the Minister of Labour whether he proposes to make regulations under the Military Training Bill and the Holidays with Pay Act to secure that militiamen serving their subsequent period of training with the Territorials or the Reserve will be able to claim their annual holiday with pay in addition to the two weeks required for annual service with the Colours?

Mr. E. Brown

Neither the Military Training Act nor the Holidays with Pay Act give me power to make regulations of the kind suggested. The question of the times at which annual holiday with pay is to be given whether under voluntary agreements or under decisions of wage regulating authorities is for the industries and authorities themselves to consider, and I feel sure that this question will be dealt with in such a way as to meet the needs and convenience of employers and workers.