Westminster Hall debate on EU working time regulation and the NHS

18 April 2012

The Backbench Business Committee is responsible for scheduling debates on 35 days during the current session, at least 27 of which will be debates in the main Chamber of the House of Commons, with the remainder to be taken in Westminster Hall.

The Committee has determined that the following business will take place in backbench time:

Thursday 26 April in Westminster Hall

Work of the Backbench Business Committee in Session 2010-12 (Member in charge: Natascha Engel, on behalf of the Backbench Business Committee) (for up to 20 minutes).

This short debate has been scheduled on the last backbench business day in this Session to enable the Chair to present the Committee’s Report on its activities, which will be published on that day.

Followed by a debate on EU working time regulation and the NHS (Members in charge: Charlotte Leslie, Kate Hoey, Andrea Leadsom, Ian Paisley and Dan Byles).

The Committee heard there was cross-party support for a debate on issues relating to the European Working Time Directive and its effect on doctor training and patient care.

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