§ Mr. Leighton
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what adjustments to the arrangements for statutory sick pay he is considering following the determination of the discrimination case in the West German labour court.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
None. I assume that the hon. Member's question refers to a recent finding relating to part-time workers under German sick pay schemes. Part-time workers in the United Kingdom qualify for statutory sick pay under the same rules as full-time workers.