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House of Commons Hansard
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01 March 2010
Volume 506
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To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of residents of (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point who qualify for paid leave entitlements. [318108]

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All workers resident in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point qualify for paid annual leave entitlements. The statutory minimum as set out in the working time regulations is at least 5.6 weeks.

Numbers of workers resident in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point are not available. However, according to the Annual Business Inquiry Employee Analysis by the Office for National Statistics, there were a total of 517,900 employees who worked in Essex and 19,300 in Castle Point (but did not necessarily live there) in 2008, who would all qualify for paid annual leave entitlement.