Board of Education (Overtime Pay).

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1942.

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

asked the President of the Board of Education the amount of overtime paid in his Department for the last month for which figures are available; and has any improvement been made in the peace-time system of checking overtime to ensure that the worker has fully worked 100 per cent. in his ordinary time before working overtime?

Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields

The sum of £853 was paid in respect of overtime in the month of February, 1942, to officers of the Board eligible for overtime pay. In reply to the second part of the Question, the use of overtime is and always has been carefully controlled by responsible officers, to ensure that it is limited to the amount required for the work to be done.