§ Group-Captain Wilcock
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the excessive overtime being worked by railwaymen of the depot at Derby which, in some instances, results in men being on, duty for over 20 hours without relief; and what action he is taking to reduce this long overtime which is resulting in excessive sickness through long hours without propel food or rest.
§ Mr. Barnes
I am informed that out of 32,220 turns of duty by enginemen at Derby L.M.S. during the eight weeks ended 2nd February, excessive overtime was worked by six men only, who were on duty for more than 20 hours on account of difficulties of railway operation caused by the weather.