War Office (Civilian Staff, Overtime).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 3rd March 1942.

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

asked the Under-secretary of State for War the amount of overtime paid in his Department during the last month for which the figures are available; is he satisfied that each person drawing overtime has actually worked fully in all his ordinary time; and in what manner is this checked?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

The amount of overtime paid to the civilian staff of the War Office Headquarters, including evacuated staff, for the last available month is approximately £27,000. The necessity for overtime is closely scrutinised and the hours worked are checked by those responsible for supervision.