HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 c926W
Sir A. YEO

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that, with a few exceptions selected by the Comptroller and Auditor-General, the staff of the Exchequer and Audit Department has received no payment for the overtime worked by all grades from August, 1914, till April, 1919, and that dissatisfaction has resulted; and whether he will take the necessary steps to redress this grievance?


No payment has been made to, or asked for, by any member of the established clerical staff of the Exchequer and Audit Department in respect of the overtime worked during the War, which I am informed was small in comparison with other Departments. Gratuities have, however, both in 1916and quite recently, been awarded in recognition of special work to the bulk of the examiners, the only class in the Exchequer and Audit Department who could in any case have been regarded as eligible for additional remuneration in respect of extra War duty.