HC Deb 19 January 1993 vol 217 c180W
17. Mr. Tredinnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what assessment she has made of the effect of the working time directive on jobs and economic activity in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

No directive has yet been adopted. Unnecessary and complex restrictions on working time can only damage the competitive position of British employers and undermine long-term employment prospects.