§ Miss Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will amend Section 59 of the Employment Protection Act to include employees who are members of community health councils.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I do not think it would be right to add to the list of public offices set out in Section 59 of the Employment Protection Act 1975 for which an employer has a duty to allow his employees reasonable time off until we have some experience of its operation in practice, but I will, of course, keep my hon. Friend's suggestion in mind for the future.