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Telegraphists And Volunteer Camps

Volume 180: debated on Thursday 15 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been directed to the fact that telegraphists in the postal service who attend the annual camp training of their Volunteer battalion have either a week's pay deducted or lose a week's leave; and whether he will take steps to place these telegraphists, when attending such annual camps, on the same footing as other members of the Civil Service.

In accordance with a general Treasury ruling, leave with pay is not granted to officers of the Post Office for the purpose of attending Volunteer camps. I have no power to modify these arrangements.