§ Mr. GOLDSTONE
asked the Secretary to the Treasury what rates of pay, hours of labour, amount of sick leave, and other conditions of employment have been laid 1562W down for clerks appointed for temporary service in Government Departments during the War?
§ Mr. BECK
Clerks required for temporary service during the War have been engaged from applicants for employment at the Labour Exchanges, candidates being selected after interview by a Committee representing the Board of Trade and the Civil Service Commissioners. The hours and conditions of employment vary to a certain extent with the character of the work; but for ordinary clerical work of a routine character, the rate of pay authorised has been 30s. to 35s. a week, with overtime pay at the rate of 10d. an hour after forty-eight hours a week. These clerks are entitled to one day's ordinary leave on full pay (as well as public holidays) for each completed month of service, and to sick leave on full pay up to a maximum of six weeks.