HC Deb 11 June 1942 vol 380 cc1234-5
37. Mr. Montague

asked the Minister of Health the minimum number of hours per week which clerical officers in the employ of local authorities must work under existing agreements; whether or not it is the general practice of local authorities to pay for hours worked by clerical officers in excess of the weekly minimum; and whether he will issue any guidance to local authorities on the matter?

Mr. E. Brown

I regret that I have no detailed information as to the first two parts of my hon. Friend's Question. He will understand that this is a matter which is within the discretion of local authorities themselves, and I do not think it appropriate for general guidance.