HC Deb 06 May 1999 vol 330 cc439-40W
26. Mr. Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the number of people who have become entitled to annual leave as a result of the working time directive. [82387]

Mr. Ian McCartney

At the time of the Regulations coming into force on 1 October 1998 it was anticipated that 2.5m workers would benefit from the entitlement to paid annual leave. A Regulatory Impact Assessment on the costs and benefits resulting from the implementation of the Working Time Regulations was made, a copy of which is held in the Library of the House.