§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what steps are taken to provide emergency cover in Government Departments on those days in addition to statutory holidays and annual leave entitlement which civil servants are permitted to take as leave; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Luce
[pursuant to his reply, 1 July 1986, c. 508]: The overriding consideration affecting the additional holidays in the Civil Service is that sufficient staff should remain on duty to meet the demands of any public business that might arise. The detailed arrangements are left to the discretion of individual Departments.