§ 122. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Defence why office cleaners employed in his Department have this year been granted only one week's holiday with pay, although in previous years two weeks' holiday has been granted.
§ Mr. Birch
By agreement on the Departmental Whitley Council the annual leave year for temporary staff will, in future, run from 1st November to 31st October instead of from 1st April to 31st March. To give effect to this change it was agreed that, during the period 1st April, 1951, to 31st October, 1952, temporary staff would be entitled to nineteen-twelfths of their normal annual leave. If, in the view of the Staff Side of the Council, the transitional arrangements result in hardship in any individual cases, the Department will be prepared sympathetically to consider any representations which may be made.