§ 48. Mr. Purbrick
asked the Minister of Supply the amount of overtime paid in his Department for the last month for which figures are available; whether there has been any increase in the ordinary pay as compared with the month of December, 1941; and, if so, how much?
§ Mr. Assheton
The total amount paid in overtime to the headquarters staff of the Ministry of Supply for the month of May, 1942, was £29,205. Certain increases in pay, common to all Government Departments, have been approved since December, 1941. If my hon. Friend wishes to have details of these increases I shall be happy to send him a note of them.
§ Mr. Purbrick
In view of the fact that there is an increase over what was paid six months ago, can the Minister give an explanation?