To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what policy on (a) core hours and (b) flexible working hours is operated by her Department and each agency and non-departmental public body for which her Department is responsible. 
The opportunity to work flexible working hours is available to the majority of staff in the Scotland Office. Core hours are currently 10.00 am to 11.30 am and 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm. The flexible working hours policy is currently under review. The Boundary Commission is the Office's only non-Departmental public body and makes its own arrangements with regard to working hours.