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Employment Opportunities Bill 2008-09

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)
Sponsor:
Mr Christopher Chope

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill as introduced | PDF version, 73KB 11.05.2009

Latest news on the Employment Opportunities Bill 2008-09

This Bill was on the Order Paper for a Second Reading debate on 16 October but there was an Objection taken under Standing Order No. 11(2).

The Bill was on the Order Paper for a Second Reading on several Fridays before being dropped by its sponsor, Mr Christopher Chope.

Summary of the Employment Opportunities Bill 2008-09

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.

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