MP asks for debate on the enforcement of legislation surrounding employment agencies and temporary workers

During Business of the House questions on Thursday 11th January, Sir David Amess MP asked the Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (Paul Maynard) for a debate on the enforcement of legislation concerning employment agencies and temporary workers.

Speaking in the House of Commons, the MP for Southend West said:

“Will my hon. Friend find time for a debate on the enforcement of legislation concerning employment agencies and temporary workers? I worked in recruitment for many years before becoming an MP, and I am horrified by the way the law is being flouted, with adverse consequences for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and for the workers themselves.”

In response Paul Maynard said:

“I know that I cannot go far without my hon. Friend pursuing me to the Dispatch Box. He is obviously a doughty defender of the people of Southend, and his expertise on this issue is noted across the House. As he will know, we have commissioned Matthew Taylor to review employment practices across the country. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is currently reviewing the responses to the consultation, and I am sure that my hon. Friend will join me in looking forward to hearing the views at the end of the process.”