HC Deb 30 March 2000 vol 347 c236W
16. Mr. Hope

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the regulation of employment agencies. [115675]

Mr. Alan Johnson

Our review of the agency conduct regulations, following last year's consultation, is progressing well. The new regulations will be laid before Parliament shortly. We will streamline and clarify the existing regulations while ensuring workers' and hirers' interests are properly protected.