HC Deb 17 May 1999 vol 331 c276W
19. Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect of the working time directive on the tourism industry in Wiltshire. [83427]

Janet Anderson

The Government believe that the Working Time Regulations are business friendly in all parts of the UK. They strike a balance between the need for effective legislation, providing fair minimum standards for workers and ensuring that businesses are not subject to unnecessary burdens.