§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from the Cleaning and Support Services Association in relation to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 and compulsory competitive tendering by health authorities.
§ Mr. Sackville
We have received a number of representations from the Cleaning and Support Services Association over the past months seeking clarification of the implication of Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 for the national health service market testing programme. I refer the hon. Member to the reply my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave my hon. Friend for Hertford and Stortford (Mr. Wells) on 11 March at column713. A copy of the guidance has been passed on to the association.