Government Departments (Overtime Pay).

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance. – in the House of Commons on 17th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Purbrick Mr Reginald Purbrick , Liverpool, Walton

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the amount of overtime paid in each of the Government Departments during the last month for which the figures are available; and is he satisfied of the necessity in all instances for this overtime to be worked?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

I regret that no figures are available. Each Department keeps its own overtime accounts, and these are not collated. In reply to the second half of the Question, some overtime is now being worked in all Departments in order to save man-power, and in many Departments the overtime is necessarily heavy. General instructions have been issued to every Department to watch the position.