HC Deb 22 July 1946 vol 425 c300W
Mr. Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that, after the dismissal of eighty Civilian temporary clerks on 29th June, 1946, from the Army Pay Office, Officers' Accounts, Stockport Road, Manchester, officers now have to work compulsory overtime for two hours each evening and four hours on Saturday or Sunday; and if he will take action to prevent military personnel being used in this way to speed up the redundancy of their civilian colleagues.

Mr. Lawson

This special duty, which was temporary and for a very limited period, resulted solely from the introduction of the new pay code on 1st July. Military personnel are not being required to work extra hours in order to speed up the reduction of the civilian establishment.