§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what her policy is on overtime payments for staff in her Department. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
This answer covers the Headquarters of the Lord Chancellor's Department and Associated Offices (LCDHQ), the Court Service (CS), and Public Guardianship Office (PGO). The standard working week across the Lord Chancellor's Department is 41 hours for offices in London and 42 hours for staff working outside London. Both these figures incorporate a daily lunch break of one hour. Part time and flexible working arrangements are agreed locally.
Overtime may be worked with prior management authority to carry out specific work that cannot be done within normal working hours. Part time staff and staff with flexible working hours are entitled to claim overtime for hours worked over and above their own personal contracted working week. Staff are entitled to claim time off in lieu as an alternative to claiming overtime.
Overtime is paid at the rates described as follows:
LCDHQ Pay Bands A to D/CS Spans 1 to 5/PGO Ranges 1 to 4:
Monday to Friday2014;at the hourly rate of time and a half.
Saturday2014;at the hourly rate of time and a half plus Saturday premium (equivalent to double time).
LCDHQ Pay Band E/CS Spans 6 and 7/PGO Ranges 5 and 6:
Monday to Friday2014;at the hourly rate of plain time.
Saturday2014;at the hourly rate of plain time plus Saturday premium (equivalent to time and a half).
LCDHQ Pay Band F/CS Span 8:
Staff in these grades qualify for excess hours payments. Additional hours worked by members of staff in this band can be recognised by excess hours payments if 25 or more extra hours are worked over a continuous three week period. The excess hours payment is the recipient's plain time rate.
PGO Range 7:
Minimum qualifying period is 25 excess hours over a continuous three week period at plain time rate. Pay Range 7 staff are eligible for weekend premium payments. Staff who have to work excess hours are given the opportunity to take time of in lieu as an alternative to claiming excess hours payment.