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Employment: EC Law

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have held with the British Chamber of Commerce on a date for implementation of the EU Agency Workers Directive. (294852)

Since October 2008, when the EU Agency Workers Directive was agreed, my officials have met a wide range of organisations to discuss implementation of the Directive. This includes national consultation events held in London and the regions as part of the public consultation exercise held between 8 May and 31 July 2009. Officials have also had a number of bilateral discussions with representatives of organisations representing workers, hirers and agencies, including the British Chambers of Commerce, to explore specific issues arising from the consultation paper in more detail.