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Employment: Agency Workers

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 10 November (WA 82), whether the reports to the European Commission working group on the agency worker directive, on which they base their understanding that the majority of European Union member states that have transposed the directive have done so on the basis of day one equal treatment rights, are publicly available; and whether they will place them in the Library of the House.

Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The official report from the European Commission working group on the agency workers directive is a technical document and does not include the intentions of member states with regards to implementation: (http://ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=6998&langId=en).

Our understanding of transposition in other member states was compiled by BIS officials attending the working group meetings and is based on oral reports made by representatives of the member states. Actual implementation will not be fully known until after the deadline for implementation across the EU (5 December 2011) and the Commission has carried out its review of implementation in (December 2013).

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