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Flexible Working

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

23. To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what information the Government make available to women on their right to flexible working hours. (82790)

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) and the website provide guidance for employees (men and women) on the right to request flexible working. The website has three interactive tools which help employees make applications to work flexibly. ACAS provide leaflets and also operate a helpline, answering queries from both employees and employers on employment matters including flexible working.