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Flexible Working

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to ensure that the right to request flexible work to be introduced in April 2007 is available to the widest possible range of carers. (93401)

We carried out a public consultation earlier this year on how to define which carers should be covered by the new right to request flexible working. We received responses from a wide range of stakeholders, including employers, unions, carers and carers organisations, and are considering how best to take their views into account. We will be publishing the Government response to the consultation shortly.