§ 52. Mr. Brockway
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what weekly wages are paid to the messengers employed in Government Departments; and what extra payment was made following the extension of their working hours from 44 to 45½ a week.
§ Sir S. Cripps
The weekly wage of non-industrial messengers employed in Government Departments is 100s. a week on entry, rising to 103s. after one year's service.
No extra payment is paid to messengers working 45½ hours a week; messengers are not entitled to overtime payment unless they work 48 hours a week gross, and any messengers who work less than 48 hours a week gross are, in fact, enjoying better terms than their conditions of service provide.