§ 19. Mr. Browne
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress his Department has made on the implementation of the part-time work directive. 
§ Mr. Ian McCartney
The Employment Relations Bill contains powers for the Secretary of State to make regulations and issue codes of practice which will implement the Directive. The Department will consult on implementation over the summer, with a view to bringing the measures into force by the deadline of 7 April 2000.