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Re-employment: Codes of Practice

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 150179, tabled on 30 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 29 March 2022, HCWS735 on Business Update, what period of consultation he plans to provide on the Draft statutory code; and what steps he will take to engage trade unions in that consultation.

Answered on

22 April 2022

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will bring forward a statutory code of practice on dismissal and reengagement.

Under section 204 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, the Secretary of State is required to publish a draft and consider any representations. The Department will engage with trade unions as part of that consultation. The scope of the Code and its remedies will be in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

Legislation to lay the Code will be introduced when parliamentary time allows and will be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.

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