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Working Time Directive

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made on negotiations on the future of the Working Time Directive; what options are being considered; what the Government's aims are in the negotiations; and if she will make a statement. (97372)

[holding answer 26 October 2006]: The UK's negotiating priorities remain a solution for problems caused by the ECJ rulings on SiMAP and Jaeger and the retention of the individual right to opt out. We are working hard with the Finnish presidency and other member states to achieve these aims, and will be keeping Parliament through both scrutiny committees closely informed of progress.