HC Deb 08 November 1999 vol 337 c408W
Sir Richard Body

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the average length of the working week in hours, broken down by grade, of staff in his Department(a) in the United Kingdom and (b) overseas. [97532]

Mr. Hain

The information requested by the hon. Member is not available. The conditioned hours of the Department's staff in the United Kingdom and overseas are 41 or 42 hours per week. However staff posted overseas have a 24 hour on-call liability.