§ 126. Lieut.-Commander Joynson Hicks
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many civilian drivers are employed at R.N.A.S., Ford; by how much their wage rate exceeds the Road Haulage Wages Board standard rate; what is their weekly amount of overtime and what is their overtime rate of pay.
Eighty civilian drivers are at present employed at the R.N. Air Station, Ford; their wage rate, which covers a normal 47 hour week, exceeds the Road Haulage Wages Board standard 48 hour rate for drivers of vehicles with a carrying capacity of over 2 tons and up to 3½ tons, by8s. a week. The average amount of overtime per head worked during the week ending 27th July, 1946, was 15 hours, including Sunday duty; the hourly rate of overtime paid is approximately 3s. 2d. on week-days and 4s. 3d. on Sundays.