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Health Professions: Working Hours

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he and his officials have had with European counterparts on the European Working Time Directive in each of the last 10 years. (204225)

Over the last decade, there have been many discussions within Europe at both Ministerial and official level about impact of the SiMAP and Jaeger Judgments and retention of the opt-out.

The Government will continue to try to secure an acceptable agreement with member states and the European Commission on the European Working Time Directive.