§ 15. Mr. Loyden
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has for the long-term unemployed men and women on Merseyside.
§ Mr. David Hunt
The Employment Service and the local training and enterprise councils already offer the widest-ever range of employment, enterprise and training opportunities for long-term unemployed people on Merseyside.
§ 17. Mr. McFall
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the transfer of undertakings directive.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
I have had discussions with counterparts from a number of other EU countries concerning revision of the acquired rights directive.