HC Deb 07 December 1981 vol 14 c325W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if in view of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981, which will be completely implemented by 1 May 1982, he will issue a circular to the construction industry requesting it to observe the spirit and intent of the regulations, especially sections 5 and 6;

(2) if, in view of the fact that the regulations based on European Economic Community Council directive 77/187, will be operative from 1 May 1982, he will advise the construction industry to abide by the spirit of those regulations prior to that date.

Sir George Young

I have no plans to issue any separate advice to the construction industry on these regulations, which have already been the subject of consultation by the Government.