Topical Questions

Part of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – in the House of Commons on 16th November 2021.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

Under this Government, the gig economy workforce has trebled in the last five years, fire and rehire is accepted, zero-hours contracts are supported, inadequate sick pay is ignored, and sanctions for non-payment of the minimum wage are absolutely pitiful. Why, then, did the Government ditch their own employment Bill and block the private Member’s Bill introduced by my hon. Friend Barry Gardiner?