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Conditions of Employment

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of zero hours contracts on (a) staff morale and (b) staff turnover.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

No assessment of the effects of zero hours contracts on staff morale or staff turnover has been made by this Department.

Officials are currently speaking to a variety of stakeholders, including trade unions and industry bodies who represent sectors where these contracts are used, to gather more information on the use of zero hours contracts.

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