§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider, in the case of men at present employed at the Woolwich Arsenal who will be superannuated before 4th August, the date on which the week's annual leave with pay begins, granting such men leave with pay or a week's pay in lieu before their retirement?
§ Mr. SHAW
It has been decided that in a War Department establishment, which closes for the purpose of the annual leave in question, an employé (otherwise eligible) whose services are due to terminate on account of age before the week of closure, may be allowed leave at the rate of one-twelfth of the annual allowance in respect of each month of service subsequent to the beginning of the leave year. The week of closure at the ordnance factories this year will be the week preceding August Bank Holiday.