Admiralty Staff (Overtime Pay).

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty 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 this is checked?

Photo of Mr Albert Alexander Mr Albert Alexander , Sheffield, Hillsborough

The amount paid during January, 1942, to staff serving at Admiralty headquarters who are eligible for payment for extra attendance, was approximately £40,500. Such staff invariably work under supervision, and record their attendance daily in attendance books, which are checked by senior officers, and I have no reason to doubt that those drawing overtime have performed their ordinary full-time duties.

Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

Some of us on these benches have always thought that only miners did this kind of thing.