§ Mr. Pearson
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will state the number of hours per week worked by the Ministry of Transport examiners for motor-driving licences; what is the remuneration paid, and if such posts are established or on a temporary basis?
§ Mr. Burgin
The normal weekly hours on duty of the driving examining staff are 48, less a weekly half holiday when the work permits. These hours, however, vary according to the requirements of the work which is to an appreciable extent seasonal in character. The rates of pay for the driving test staff are set out on page 141 of the Ministry of Transport Estimates for 1938, Class VI, Vote 15. The posts are at present on a temporary basis but the question of the establishment of a proportion of these officers is now under discussion with the appropriate staff association.