§ Mr. Ruffley
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the latest draft of the EC temporary workers directive contains significant references to pay that are outside the scope of Article 141 of the Nice Treaty. 
§ Mr. Sutcliffe
Article 137 of the EC Treaty is the legal base for the proposed Agency Directive. Article 137(1)(b) provides thatWith a view to achieving the objectives of Article 136, the Community shall support and complement the activities of Member States in the following fields:(b) working conditions;".