HC Deb 18 April 2002 vol 383 c1134W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his policy is on overtime payments for staff in his Department. [49132]

Mr. Leslie

Cabinet Office policy on overtime working is that where possible it should be kept to a minimum and used at times of exceptional pressure once alternatives have been explored. Where overtime is necessary managers are required touse volunteers; give staff 48 hours notice whenever the requirement cannot be met by volunteers; avoid regular calls to fulfil the requirement on particular blocks of staff; avoid weekends.

Cabinet Office rules on overtime working which complies fully with Section 9 of the Civil Service Management Code.