HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c571W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will carry out a survey of the opportunities for part-time employment and for work sharing in the manufacturing and service industries.

Mr. Rossi

I have no plans to conduct such a survey at present. I am anxious not to add unnecessarily to the form-filling burden on employers at a time when the Government are trying to minimise their intervention in industry.

There is a clear trend for increasing opportunities for part-time employment particularly in the service sector, and this is expected to continue.

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