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Overtime And Agency Work (Cost)

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much is being spent monthly by the Civil Service on overtime working and work done by agencies, respectively.

The monthly amounts of overtime payment vary considerably owing to the seasonal nature of some of the work. The average for 1951 was about £1,140,000. I am not clear what sort of agencies the hon. Member has in mind, but the average monthly amount spent in 1951 on contract cleaning and agency typists was about £25,000.