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Departmental Working Hours

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many hours (a) in total and (b) on average per employee were worked by civil servants in his Department in the last year for which records are available. (195812)

Staff in HM Treasury can complete a flexi hours timesheet, but it is not mandatory to do so. Around 80 per cent. of staff complete the timesheet each month, this equates to an average of 37 hours per week per employee. This average will include part-time staff whose standard working week is less than 36 hours net.