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Inland Revenue Staff (Overtime)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Secretary to the Treasury what was the total amount of overtime worked, and at what cost, by the staff of the Inland Revenue Department in the financial years 1959–60 and 1960–61, respectively.

The cost was £310,128 in 1959–60 and £390,218 in 1960–61. It would not be possible to discover the number of hours worked without a disproportionate amount of research but authorities were given for approximately 1,100,000 hours in 1959–60 and 1,300,000 hours in 1960–61.