HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 cc800-1W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what his policy is on overtime payments for staff in his Department. [49129]

Dr. Whitehead

Overtime payments are allowable only when there is exceptional pressure of work and alternative members of staff cannot be utilised for the tasks or where business needs dictate.