HC Deb 28 January 1988 vol 126 c334W
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.