§ Mr. Crausby
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to extend the Working Time Directive to the transport industry. 
§ Mr. Waterson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he intends to propose amendments to the Working Time Regulations to specify working hours for the occupations of mobile workers, including roundsmen. 
§ Mr. Alan Johnson
Proposals to extend the working time directive to workers (mobile and non-mobile) in the transport sector are currently being negotiated in Brussels. It is not expected that the Directive will be formally adopted before next year. After that, there will be consultation on implementation in the United Kingdom.