(2) 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.
The information requested of the Department and its agencies is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.
As part of flexible working arrangements, employees from Grade 6 to Executive Assistant can take time off in lieu for extra hours worked or adjust their working week to make up for shortfalls or excess hours work on a particular day. All flexible working arrangement records are held locally and a central record is not kept and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Flexible working arrangements are not available to members of the senior civil service.
The Department’s non-departmental public bodies do not keep central records.