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Industrial Civil Servants (Leave)

Volume 481: debated on Thursday 30 November 1950

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has now considered the application by industrial civil servants for 12 days annual leave with pay; and with what result.

The trade union side of the Joint Co-ordinating Committee for Government Industrial Establishments, have asked to see my right hon. Friend about this matter before a decision is taken. He has, therefore, made arrangements to meet them, very soon, for this purpose.

Is my hon. Friend aware that this matter went before the Joint Co-ordinating Committee on 27th July last, and can he explain why there has been this exceptional delay in arriving at a decision?

Mainly because the trade union side were anxious to discuss it personally with the previous Chancellor, and he was away at the time, of course.