§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to implement the proposals in the White Paper, "Building Businesses … Not Barriers"; if he will estimate the numbers of part-time workers who currently qualify for employment rights but who would be excluded if those proposals were implemented; and what proportion of those excluded would be women.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The proposals and their implementation are still under consideration. As to the effect of the proposals on part-time workers I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Barnsley, West and Penistone (Mr. McKay) on Monday 7 December 1987 at column31.