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Statutory Definitions

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the Acts or regulations which are the responsibility of his Department where full-time or part-time work is defined; and what is the definition used in each case.

The Acts and regulations which are the responsibility of my Department where "full time" or "part time" work is defined and the purposes of the definition are as follows:

Act or regulation

Summary of definition

Summary of purpose

II. Employment Protection Act 1975, section 119(8).Less than 16 hours per week.To disqualify part-time workers from the following rights (which do not depend on continuous period of employment)—
(a) time off for trade union duties and activities;
(b) time off for public duties;
(c)itemised pay statement.
(Note: the above rules are relaxed in favour of workers who have worked 8 hours or more per week for at least 5 years.)
III. The Wages (Aerated Waters (England and Wales) Order 1977.1. At least 40 hours a week; part-time worker less than 40 hours a week;1. Different terms for cost-of-living allowance and earnings supplement;
2. Part-time driver/salesman/delivery worker gets 2p per hour more than full-timers.
2. Driver/salesman/delivery worker at least 30 hours a week; part-timer less than 30 hours a week.
IV. The Wages (Aerated Waters) (England and Wales) (Holidays) Order 1977.At least 30 hours a week.Entitlement to customary holidays with pay.
V. The Wages (Booksellers and Stationers) Order 1976.At least 36 hours a week.Guaranteed week.
VI. The Wages (Coffin Furniture and Cerement Making) Order 1976.At least 34 hours per week.Guaranteed week.
VII. The Wages (Corsets) (Holidays) Order 1977.Part-time worker less than 20 hours by reason only of his non-availability.Calculation of holiday entitlement.
VIII. The Wages (Dressmaking and Women's Light Clothing) (England and Wales) (Holidays) Order 1976.Part-time worker less than 20 hours by reason only of his non-availability.Calculation of holiday entitlement.
IX. The Wages (Hairdressing Undertaking) Order 1977.At least 36 hours a week.Guaranteed week.
X. The Wages (Laundry) Order 1977At least 39 hours (32 in special cases).Guaranteed week.
XI. The Wages (Licensed Residential Establishments and Licensed Restaurants) Order 1976.Not less than 64 hours a fortnight.1. Only full-time workers entitled to 5p per week laundry money where employer does not provide free laundry facilities.
2. Only full-time worker is entitled to premium payment in respect of Saturday work. Special provisions of customary holidays applicable to full-timers only.
XII. The Wages (Ready Made and Wholesale Bespoke Tailoring) (Holidays) Order 1976.Part-time worker less than 20 hours a week by reason only of his non-availability.Calculation of holiday remuneration.
XIII. The Wages (Pin, Hook and Eye and Snap Fastener) Order 1976.At least 36 hours per week.Guaranteed week.
XIV. The Wages (Retail Bread and Flour Confectionery) (England and Wales) Order 1976.At least 36 hours a week.1. Guaranteed week.
2. Saturday premium.
XV. The Wages (Retail Bread and Flour Confectionery) (Scotland) Order 1976.At least 36 hours a week.Guaranteed week.

Act or regulation

Summary of definition

Summary of purpose

XVI. The Wages (Retail Drapery, Outfitting and Footwear) Order 1976.At least 34 hours a week.Guaranteed week.
XVII. The Wages (Retail Food) (Scotland) Order 1976.At least 36 hours a week.Guaranteed week.
XVIII. The Wages (Retail Furnishing and Allied Trades) Order 1976.At least 36 hours a week.Guaranteed week.
XIX. The Wages (Retail Newsagency, Tobacco and Confectionery) (England and Wales) Order 1976.(Other than certain street newsvendors remunerated on a sessional or piece rate basis) at least 36 hours a week.Guaranteed week.
XX. The Wages (Retail Newsagency, Tobacco and Confectionery) (Scotland) Order 1976.At least 36 hours a week.Guaranteed week.
XXI. The Wages (Rope, Twine and Net) (Holidays) Order 1976.Part-time worker less than 40 hours a week by reason only of his non-availability.Calculation of holiday entitlement.
XXII. The Wages (Rubber Proofed Garment) (No. 2) Order 1976.At least 33 hours per week.Guaranteed week.
XXIII. The Wages (Sack and Bag) (Holidays) Order 1977.Part-time worker less than 24 hours a week by reason only of his non-availability.Calculation of holiday entitlement.
XXIV. The Wages (Shirt-making) (Holidays) Order 1976.Part-time worker less than 20 hours a week by reason only of his non-availability.Calculation of holiday entitlement.
XXV. The Wages (Unlicensed Place of Refreshment) Order 1976.At least 36 hours per week.Guaranteed week.