Ministry of Supply (Overtime Pay).

Oral Answers to Questions — Government Departments. – in the House of Commons on 15th July 1942.

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

asked the Minister of Supply the amount of overtime paid in his Department for the last month for which figures are available; whether there has been any increase in the ordinary pay as compared with the month of December, 1941; and, if so, how much?

Photo of Mr Ralph Assheton Mr Ralph Assheton , Rushcliffe

The total amount paid in overtime to the headquarters staff of the Ministry of Supply for the month of May, 1942, was £29,205. Certain increases in pay, common to all Government Departments, have been approved since December, 1941. If my hon. Friend wishes to have details of these increases I shall be happy to send him a note of them.

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

In view of the fact that there is an increase over what was paid six months ago, can the Minister give an explanation?

Photo of Mr Ralph Assheton Mr Ralph Assheton , Rushcliffe

It is because of the additional number of hours of overtime worked.

Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

Is the Minister aware that no overtime is paid in the Army?