§ Mr. Stinchcombe
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if derogations from EU directive 94/33/EC have been entered in relation to the Armed Forces. 
§ Mr. Spellar
I have been asked to reply.
Articles 9 and 10 of EU Directive 94/33/EC provide for derogations for adolescents involved in work performed in the context of the Armed Forces. To the extent that Articles 9 and 10 have been implemented in UK legislation by the Working Time Regulations, these derogations have also been incorporated in the Regulations.