69. Mr. TYSON WILSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if over time rate paid to clerks employed at Labour Exchanges is less than the rate paid for overtime in other branches of the Civil Service; and whether he will take steps to secure a similar rate of payment for overtime worked at the Exchanges as that paid in the other services?
§ Mr. BURNS
Clerks employed in Labour Exchanges are not entitled by the terms of their appointment to any payment for overtime. Gratuities in respect of overtime worked by these officers in times of special pressure have, however, been paid on several occasions with the sanction, in each case, of His Majesty's Treasury. Sanction has now been received from His Majesty's Treasury to make payments in future for overtime worked in certain circumstances, and subject to certain conditions, at specified hourly rates which are practically the same as those paid to clerks in receipt of similar salaries in other branches of the Civil Service.