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Departmental Working Hours

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the policy of his Department and its agencies is on granting staff time off in lieu for working (a) in lunch breaks, (b) in evenings and (c) at other times outside contracted working hours; and if he will make a statement. (252037)

In the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its agency the Royal Parks, staff working (a) in lunch breaks would be entitled to time off in lieu and those staff working (b) in evenings, and (c) at other times outside contracted hours, would either be paid overtime or receive time off in lieu.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days off in lieu were granted to staff in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies for working (i) in lunch breaks and (ii) at other times outside contracted working hours, in the last year for which figures are available. (252038)

Information relating to days off in lieu granted to staff in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.