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By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

Work and Pensions Questions: Zero Hours Contracts

During Work and Pensions questions on Monday, as well as being drawn to ask a question on Personal Independence Payments, I was able to ask a Topical Question.

I ask the Minister, following the news that Santander bank is offering 1 hour zero hours contracts taking away any job security to those seeking work, if he would pledge that the Department of Work and Pensions would ban the advertisement of any job like that in a Jobcentre in this country.

The Minister dodged my question. Instead he chose to talk about zero hours contracts in general, instead of focusing on the specifics of 1 hour zero hour contracts. It demonstrates a detachment from the world of work and people’s desire for stable decent jobs.