Date lodged: 16 May 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many hours in overtime staff in Rural Payments and Inspections Division area offices (a) have worked since 31 January 2016 and (b) are anticipated to work, and at what cost.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 13 June 2016
Rural Payments and Inspections Division area office staff worked a total of 3567 hours overtime between 1 February 2016 and 30 April 2016 at a cost of £106,377.27.
Overtime will continue to be available to staff until all 2015 payments have been finalised.