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Ec Directive On Acquired Rights And Contracting Out

EDM number 1357 in 1993-94, proposed by Malcolm Thornton on 21/06/1994.

That this House views with concern the adverse effect which the EC Directive on Acquired Rights and the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 are having on the contracting out of works and services by the public sector under the legislation on compulsory competitive tendering; notes the recent judgement of the Court of Appeal in Dines v Initial Healthcare Ltd (the Orsett Hospital case) which has highlighted this problem; believes the Acquired Rights Directive must provide with sufficient clarity and certainty that contracting-out through the process of CCT will not fall within its scope; notes that this directive is currently being reviewed by the European Commission; and therefore calls upon Her Majesty's Government vigorously to pursue both suitable amendments to the directive to clarify its scope and the possibility of opting-out of the said directive on the grounds of subsidiarity. (Relevant registered interest declared).

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Malcolm Thornton21/06/1994CrosbyProposed
James Lester21/06/1994BroxtoweSigned
Den Dover21/06/1994ChorleySigned
Anthony Durant21/06/1994Reading WestSigned
Anthony Grant21/06/1994Cambridge South WestSigned
Jack Aspinwall21/06/1994WansdykeSigned
Neville Trotter21/06/1994TynemouthSigned
John Ward21/06/1994PooleSigned
John Butcher01/07/1994Coventry South WestSigned
James Pawsey06/07/1994Rugby & KenilworthSigned
Michael Neubert06/07/1994RomfordSigned
Peter Fry11/07/1994WellingboroughSigned
Richard Alexander12/07/1994NewarkSigned
John Townend12/07/1994BridlingtonSigned
Harry Greenway13/07/1994Ealing NorthSigned
Michael Alison13/07/1994SelbySigned
Barry Legg14/07/1994Milton Keynes South WestSigned
Christopher Gill18/07/1994LudlowSigned
John Hannam19/07/1994ExeterSigned
Teddy Taylor20/07/1994Southend EastSigned
Gary Waller20/07/1994KeighleySigned
John Stanley17/10/1994Tonbridge & MallingSigned
James Hill17/10/1994Southampton, TestSigned
Bill Cash17/10/1994StaffordSigned

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