HC Deb 04 February 1913 vol 47 cc1966-7

asked whether it is the practice at the War Office for clerks engaged upon overtime to be required either to forego the usual Saturday half-holiday or to sacrifice the pay for the first three hours of any overtime they may work; and, if so, when this practice was introduced?

Colonel SEELY

The Saturday half-holiday is, by the regulations of the Civil Service, dependent on the state of the public business in the Department. Payment for overtime is not systematically made to clerks in the War Office; but if payment were made, no deduction would be made in respect of Saturday afternoon from overtime worked on other days of the week.