HC Deb 14 July 1915 vol 73 cc842-4W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that at some of the Labour Exchanges in London it is frequently necessary for the junior female clerks to work overtime, but that, unless it is a special duty, they get no pay for the overtime worked; and whether he will give instructions that the female clerks employed at Labour Exchanges shall be treated the same as female clerks in other branches of the Civil Service are treated?


A system is in operation under which payment for overtime may, within certain limits, be made for certain classes of work or if specially authorised by the Department. In any other cases of overtime the staff are allowed a corresponding amount of time off as far as this is possible. Owing to the difficulty of exercising the necessary degree of supervision in a large number of small branch offices, it is not practicable to make the same arrangements with regard to payment for overtime as in a large central office.