§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any plans to introduce legislation to amend section 153(1) of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 in the light of the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in respect of employees working part-time; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waddington
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the case of Nethermere (St. Neots) Ltd. v Taverna and Another. I have not had the opportunity of studying the employment appeal tribunal's judgment in this case, but I understand that leave to appeal has been given to the company by the tribunal. I am therefore not in a position to comment further at this stage.