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Second Division Clerks—Annual Leave

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that Second Division clerks appointed prior to the Order in Council of 21st March, 1890, are, almost without exception, allowed leave to the extent of twenty-eight days per annum; whether the maximum leave of Second Division clerks appointed subsequent to that Order is twenty-one days per annum and whether he will consider the desirability of amending the regulations in any future Order in Council by allowing, after ten years service, a maximum of twenty-eight days leave for all Second Division clerks.

I have no information as to the number of Second Division clerks appointed prior to the Order in Council of 21st March, 1890, who are allowed twenty-eight days leave per annum; the maximum amount of ordinary annual leave allowed by that Order in Council is twenty-one days in addition to Christmas Day, Good Friday, the King's Birthday, and, subject to the convenience of the public service, the four Bank Holidays, and a half holiday on alternate Saturdays. I am not prepared to recommend any extension of this maximum.