Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Service (Overtime).

– in the House of Commons on 25th June 1942.

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

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, as the conditions under which payment is made for overtime in the Civil Service are governed by awards of the industrial court or by agreements with the staff associations, he will take steps, by conference, or in some other way than by unilateral action, to make arrangements more economical to the Government from the point of view of hours worked and overtime payments made during the war?

Photo of Captain Harry Crookshank Captain Harry Crookshank , Gainsborough

It is the general policy of His Majesty's Government that peace-time agreements with regard to conditions of service should be continued in war-time. It would, in their view, be contrary to this policy to seek to modify any such arrangements to the detriment of their own employees.