§ Mr. Crausby
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance he has issued to small employers regarding the Working Time Directive Regulations. 
§ Mr. Alan Johnson
Guidance on the Working Time Regulations, aimed at employers and workers alike, has been available since the Working Time Regulations came into force on 1 October 1998. New 'user friendly' guidance was issued on 30 March 2000, following discussions with representatives from both sides of industry on the format. The document is easier to navigate, which assists smaller businesses with limited resources.
A copy of the current guidance is held in the Library of the House.