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Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) average cost per member of staff and (b) total cost was of overtime payments in (i) her Department and (ii) each of its arm’s length bodies in (A) 2010-11, (B) 2011-12 and (C) 2012-13 to date.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The information is as follows:

(a) Average overtime cost per member of staff for DCMS was:

2010-11: £138.53

2011-12: £180.85 (£169.60 excluding Olympic games time costs)

2012-13 (to January 2013): £459.60 (£143.97 excluding Olympic games time costs)

(b) Total cost of overtime payments by year for DCMS was:

2010-11: £66,978.27

2011-12: £82,629.85 (£77,490.55 excluding Olympic games time costs)

2012-13 (to January 2013): £185,676.83 (£58,162.92 excluding Olympic games time costs)

The figure increased in 2012 due to the Department’s work on the Olympic games but there has been a significant saving from the recent high of 2008 where cost of spending was 310,419.21 for total overtime cost.

The Department does not collate information about overtime payments within our arm’s length bodies. Accordingly, I have asked their chief executives to write to the hon. Member. Copies of their replies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

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