§ 72. Mr. WEIGALL
asked whether clerks on the permanent staff of Labour Exchanges were compelled to work many hours overtime in connection with the starting of Part. II. of the National Insurance Act; and whether they have received any extra remuneration for these extra hours of work?
107. Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked whether a circular was issued in May last to the officials at the Labour Exchanges informing them that overtime worked on special work between 1st June and 15th July would be paid for at rates authorised by the Treasury; whether any payment has yet been made, and, if not, when is it proposed to make such payment; and whether payment will be made at the same rates for overtime that some of the officials are still compelled to work?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. J. M. Robertson)
As has already been stated in answer to previous questions on the subject, it is proposed to pay gratuities to members of the Labour Exchange staff who 459 were obliged to work overtime in June and July. The delay in making the payment is due to negotiations between the Board of Trade and the Treasury. I am glad to say that a decision has been arrived at with regard to the payments for overtime and payment will accordingly be made forthwith.