§ Sir R. Gower
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that temporary civil servants who suffer injuries from flying bombs during the early months of their service receive no pay during such sick leave as they may have to take following such injuries; and whether he will take steps to remove this hardship.
§ Mr. Assheton
Yes, Sir, I am aware of the position as stated in the first part of the Question. It is a normal condition of service that paid sick leave is not granted until after a short qualifying period has been served. I would, however, remind my hon. Friend that civil servants, like other members of the general public, are entitled to injury allowances under the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme.