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Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Working Hours

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 45127, tabled on 8 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of civilian guards at UK military bases on Operational MGS Employment Contracts working at least (a) 60 and (b) 72 hours in a rolling 7-day period.

Answered on

13 September 2021

No specific assessment has been made of the likelihood of MGS staff working 60 and 72 hours in a rolling 7-day period, as this is not a requirement under the contract.

Under the terms and conditions of service set out in the Operational MGS Employment Contract, MGS employees are contracted to work a 48-hour working week (gross).

Individuals may voluntarily work additional hours/shifts in excess of their 48-hour working week if available and will be paid accordingly.

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