HC Deb 13 February 1940 vol 357 c597W
Colonel Baldwin-Webb

asked the Minister of Shipping at what time the principal officers of the Ministry commence work at the present time; and whether, with a view to expediting business and increasing efficiency, he will arrange for more of the important members of the staff to be on duty by 9 o'clock?

Sir J. Gilmour

At the beginning of the war the commencing hour for headquarters staffs of Government Departments was advanced in general to 9 a.m. This arrangement was followed in the Ministry of Shipping, and the principal officers of the Ministry have adjusted their already lengthy hours of work to the extent necessary to facilitate this arrangement.