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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07627: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 1 March 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many hours overtime have been accrued by staff working on common agricultural policy payments in each of the last three months, and how much this has cost.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 15 March 2017

The total hours overtime claimed by staff working on common agricultural policy payments during the period November 2016 to January 2017 is 1,335 hours. It has not been possible to breakdown this total by each month during the period due to the time and resource required to extract this information from the SG HR overtime system within the timescale provided.

The total overtime payments information has been extracted from the payroll system where we can break down payments into monthly totals. Payments made to staff working on common agricultural policy payments during the period November 2016 to January 2017 are as follows:

November 2016 £15,219

December 2016 £11,877

January 2017 £8,123

Total £35,219