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Departmental Overtime

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade. (221301)

The cost of overtime payments in my Department by grade is set out in the following table1. Overtime is not payable to members of the senior civil service.

1 specialist grades are included in their grade equivalent. Grades 6 and 7 are entitled to an extra hours’ discretionary payment for long hours working and a weekend attendance allowance subject to an overriding limit.

£

Month

Executive assistant

Executive officer

Higher executive officer

Senior executive officer

Grade 7

Grade 6

Total

June 2008

11,600

19,800

29,000

8,500

6,200

0

75,100

May 2008

12,200

18,900

27,300

6,800

9,000

2,500

76,700

April 08

13,300

24,700

26,200

14,100

9,200

4,300

91,800

March 2008

11,300

19,500

31,700

12,000

5,300

2,700

82,600

February 2008

11,200

19,200

30,300

13,700

13,800

900

89,100

January 2008

6,200

9,700

12,800

8,400

4,400

1,000

42,400

December 2007

9,100

14,900

28,800

10,900

7,300

800

71,700

November 2007

13,500

21,000

23,600

11,400

11,400

500

81,300

October 2007

9,500

8,400

11,800

7,400

500

1,100

38,600

September 2007

6,200

6,600

10,400

4,900

7,400

600

36,100

August 2007

10,700

11,600

13,400

11,000

5,400

1,000

53,100

July 2007

10,300

14,600

15,400

6,500

6,100

4,700

57,500

Total

125,100

188,700

260,600

115,700

85,800

20,100

796,100