Working Time Directive

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 28th June 2004.

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Photo of Mr Bill Tynan Mr Bill Tynan Labour, Hamilton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many employees in her Department have (a) signed a formal opt out from and (b) are exempt from, the Working Time Directive; and how many employees in her Department have recorded hours, including any accruing on a flexitime basis, in excess of the maximum allowed under the Working Time Directive in the last month for which figures are available.

Photo of Richard Caborn Richard Caborn Minister of State (Sport and Tourism), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

In my Department, (a) formal opt-out forms from the Working Time Directive are held at local management level and are not readily available and (b) there is no one who is exempt from the formal opt-out agreement. Working hours including those accruing on a flexitime basis, are monitored by line managers locally and no central figures are available. The Department is committed to reducing the number of staff who are required to work in excess of 48 hours per week to an absolute minimum commensurate with meeting our operational needs.

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