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Employment Opportunities Bill

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2008-09

Last updated: 9 November 2009 at 11:29

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Long title

A Bill to introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking employment in the public and private sectors.


The Bill would:

  • create a general right to employment, subject to specified exceptions for foreign visitors and foreign nationals who have been refused entry into the UK or given the right to remain
  • allow individual employees to opt out of the requirements of national minimum wage legislation
  • include protection for those who refuse to work for pay below the national minimum wage.


Mr Christopher Chope

Current version of the Bill

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