Offshore Industry

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department last conducted a review of employment rights in the offshore oil and gas sector.

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

The Department reviewed the legislation relating to offshore workers as part of the Government's Red Tape Challenge to reduce unnecessary regulation. As a result we will be simplifying the secondary legislation, which includes the employment rights in the offshore oil and gas sector, by summer 2014.

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