HC Deb 27 May 1930 vol 239 c987

asked the Minister of Labour the reason for overtime to be worked in the Claims and Record Office at Kew, bearing in mind the recent discharges of temporary ex-service men; for what particular block of work is this overtime necessary; and for what period will it be necessary for such overtime to be performed?


The overtime is being worked to overtake general arrears due to the volume of work occasioned by the abnormal increase of the Live Register. At present, it is proposed that the overtime shall be worked for two weeks, and the staff is being increased to deal with the larger volume of current work.

43. Sir H. NIELD

asked the Minister -of Labour whether, in view of the recent introduction of emergency measures in the Claims and Record Office, Kew, in connection with the issue of certificates and consequential overtime by the staff of that department, she will give instructions that any errors which may arise as the result of heavy pressure of work shall not be recorded in the personal files of the officers concerned?


I cannot undertake that errors shall not be noted, but I can assure the hon. and learned Member that, before any permanent record of them is made against any individual, all the circumstances are fully taken into account.