West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust

Health written question – answered on 22nd June 2005.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Conservative, Hemel Hempstead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) if she will make a statement on the impact of the Working Time Directive on West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust;

(2) what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the Article III-278 (7) of the EU Constitution on EU regulations on Working Time in Hospitals, with particular reference to West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

Implementation of the Working Time Directive is a local national health service matter. The vast majority of trusts achieved compliance across all specialties by 1 August 2004, although a small number of trusts experienced teething problems in a limited number of specialties.

If the proposed constitution were adopted and came into force, regulations made under the current treaty would remain valid and the United Kingdom would need to implement them, unless the regulations were amended in the meantime.

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