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Employment: EC Law

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions (a) the Secretary of State and (b) the Minister for Employment Relations have had with the Prime Minister on the date for implementation of the EU Agency Workers Directive. (294851)

My noble Friend the Secretary of State and I discuss a range of employment issues with the Prime Minister from time to time. The Prime Minister has made clear his commitment to legislate on the implementation of the Agency Workers Directive in the current Parliament.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to publish a response to his Department's consultation paper of May 2009 on the implementation of the EU Agency Workers Directive. (294853)

The Government's response, which included a consultation on draft regulations, was published on 15 October; copies have been placed in the Libraries of the House.