HC Deb 30 March 2004 vol 419 c1378W
Dr. Richard Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has negotiated a concession in the European Working Time Directive that will allow postponement of implementation of the Directive beyond August for junior doctors. [163924]

Mr. Hutton

[holding answer 26 March 2004]No. We are actively seeking changes to the Working Time Directive (WTD) through the European Commission's consultation process to enable national health service employers to comply with the WTD more easily.