§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Attorney-General whether he has sought external advice on whether the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 and the acquired rights directive apply to any central or local government businesses that have been contracted out during the last 10 years; and whether any Department will be liable to compensation.
§ The Attorney-General
It is not the normal practice to disclose whether the Law Officers have advised on a matter. Likewise, the Law Officers would not normally disclose whether they had advised in conjunction with other counsel or had requested that external advice be obtained.