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Working Hours

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what policy on (a) core hours and (b) flexible working hours is operated by his Department and each agency and non-departmental public body for which his Department is responsible. [107650]

In the Department and most of its agencies and NDPBs staff are required to work a 36 hour week in London and 37 hour week out of London. Core hours vary according to business need, but are usually between 10am and 4pm.Staff may agree with their line managers to operate flexible working hours. This system normally requires staff to be in the office between 10am and 12 noon and from 2pm to 4pm, although there are regional variations.