§ 29. Mr. Purbrick
asked the Minister of Information 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?
§ The Minister of Information (Mr. Brendan Bracken)
The total amount paid for overtime during the month of January, 1942, including that paid to the staff of postal and telegraph censorship, 1980 was £3,206. All overtime, in order to qualify for payment, is authorised by a responsible higher official and carefully checked.
§ Mr. Purbrick
Is the Minister satisfied that no overtime is paid until a full day's work is first performed?