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Departmental Working Hours

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) 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; (252041)

(2) 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.

The information requested is not held centrally in the Department or in non-departmental public bodies and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

As part of the Department’s flexible working arrangements, employees from Grade 6 to Executive Assistant can work flexitime. These arrangements do not apply to members of the senior civil service

The Department has no agencies.