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Departmental Working Hours

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many days off in lieu were granted to staff in his Department for working (a) in lunch breaks and (b) at other times outside contracted working hours, in the last year for which figures are available. (252034)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has been formed by bringing together work previously covered by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The final details of staff transferring from these Departments are yet to be confirmed.

However, it has not been the policy of these Departments to manage and monitor time off in lieu centrally. Authority is delegated to local line managers. The Department would incur a disproportionate cost if it were to manage this process centrally.