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Conditions of Employment

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress has been made in removing the two-tier workforce. (203754)

In 2005 the Government introduced a Code of Practice on Workforce Matters designed to prevent the development of a two tier workforce in public services. The code’s implementation is currently being reviewed as part of the work programme of the Public Services Forum. The code also explicitly encourages employees and trade unions to alert Government to any problems with its implementation.