§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to implement section 31 of the Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993. 
§ Mr. Soames
The Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993 along with certain other employment legislation, has now been consolidated into the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the provisions of section 31 of TURERA are now contained in sections 191 and 192 of the 1996 Act. Section 26 of the Armed Forces Act 1996 amends the detailed provisions of section 192 of ERA. Once these amendments have been brought into force, an order will be made giving effect to section 192. Work is currently being undertaken on both these measures to ensure that section 192 is in force in the appropriate form as soon as practicable.