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Working Hours

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department 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. [107644]

Core hours operated in my Department are as follows:—

LCD, the Court Service, Northern Ireland Court Service, Information Commissioner's Office, Legal Services Commission
10.00 am to 12.00 mid-day and 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm (although different hours may be agreed locally).
Public Guardianship Office
10.00 am to 11.30 am; and 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm.
Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
The only definable core hours are in headquarters, where cover is provided between at least 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
National Archive
Public Record Office 10.00 am to 12.00 mid-day; and 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
Historical Manuscripts Commission 10.00 am to 11.30 am; and 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.
Land Registry
Typically 9.30 am to 11.30 am and 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm.
My Department is committed to accommodate, wherever possible, requests from employees to work flexibly subject to overriding business or operational requirements. A range of flexible working options is offered including flexible full-time hours, part-time, job-share and homeworking.