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Temporary and Agency Workers (Equal Treatment) Bill

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2007-08

Last updated: 13 August 2008 at 14:10

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Long title

A Bill to provide for the protection of temporary and agency workers; to require the principle of equal treatment to be applied to temporary and agency workers; to make provision about the enforcement of rights of temporary and agency workers; and for connected purposes


The Bill would provide for equal treatment between agency workers and those working directly for an employer, in respect of ‘basic working and employment conditions’ including pay.

Key areas

  • The Bill’s provisions largely follow EU Commission proposals produced in 2002 for an EC Directive which has failed to make progress at the European Council of Ministers
  • There are detailed provisions on enforcement allowing for the creation of a regulatory authority, appointment of statutory officers and provision for alternative dispute resolution.

The Bill was withdrawn at Committee stage.


Andrew Miller
Ellesmere Port and Neston

Current version of the Bill

Bill as introduced - html version
6 February 2008

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
In progress
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