§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what extent he requires his staff to work on their normal rest days and to work overtime; and whether such staff are able to refuse to work overtime or on their normal rest days if they so desire without disciplinary action being taken against them.
§ Mr. Kershaw:
As regards Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff serving in the United Kingdom, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister gave to his Question on 27th April.—[Vol. 835, c. 361.]
There is no standard working week for Diplomatic Service officers overseas and no overtime is payable.