HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 c786W
Mr. Gray

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will make a statement on the extension of working time controls to sectors excluded from the Working Time Directive. [27529]

Mr. Ian McCartney

The European Commission issued a White Paper on the sectors and activities excluded from the Working Time Directive on 15 July last year. The White Paper was discussed by the Social Affairs Council on 15 December. As yet, the Commission has made no formal proposals to extend working time controls to the excluded sectors and activities.