asked the hon. Member for Worcestershire (Bewdley Division) whether he will state the names of the porters in the Government laboratory, their ordinary actual hours of attendance, the number of years each has been in the Government service, the ordinary rate of pay of each, and the overtime rate of pay of each, respectively; whether each has418W
been paid in due course at the overtime rate to which he was entitled for the full extra time worked over and above the ordinary actual hours of attendance during the year ended 31st December, 1916;
and, if not, whether he will state the rank and salary of the official responsible for compelling acceptance, in the first instance, of less than the full amount due for overtime?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The porters' names and length of their service in the Laboratory are as follows:—
E. Wood … … 36 years W. Paul … … 36 years F. Saunders … … 20 years F. J. Harket … … 7 years A. Draper … … 12 years C. Brown … … 4 years C. H. Redding … … — C. A. B. Wren … … —
the two last being substitutes for Draper and Brown who are with the Colours. Pay is at the rate of 23s. weekly, rising by annual increments of 1s. to 25s., with war bonus at the rate of 4s. a week, and overtime of 7d. an hour for work outside office hours, which are from 8.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Wood receives in addition an allowance at the rate of 3s. a week. Each of these men has been paid at the overtime rate to which he was entitled for the full extra time worked over and above the ordinary actual hours of attendance during the year ended 31st December, 1516.