HC Deb 23 August 1945 vol 413 cc839-40W
Mr. Lipson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if temporary clerks in the Civil Service of three years' service and over will be given the annual leave of 24 days now allowed to temporary officers.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Temporary clerks are entitled to 18 days' annual leave. In the light of our present shortage of manpower I regret that it is impossible to consider the suggestion made by my hon. Friend.

Sir J. Lucas

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether temporary civil servants are debarred from standing in the next municipal elections, especially as some of them are councillors at the present time.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

It has been left to each Government Department to settle whether members of its staff may become candidates for local councils or serve upon such councils. Departments whose functions are closely connected with local government naturally find it necessary to be more restrictive than those whose functions are not so connected; but in any event a civil servant should not become a candidate in a local government election without first seeking the permission of his Department.

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