§ MR. RENDALL
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer when a definite statement will be made by him to old-age pension officers as to the rates of remuneration to be paid them for their work; what number of hours they are supposed to work daily; whether Sunday work is invited, expected, allowed, or disallowed; and what extra rates of pay will be paid them for weekday and Sunday overtime.
(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) The question of remuneration will be considered at as early a date as is compatible with the obtaining of full materials for a decision, after the close of the exceptional work for which a gratuity is contemplated. The nature of the duties does not admit of rules being laid down as to daily hours of work, nor have any instructions been given as to work on Sundays.