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Mr. Nicholas Brown [holding answer 2 December 2002]: We are not aware of any specific impediments which face British workers in Belgium. The UK embassy produces information materials for UK nationals working in Belgium.
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Mr. Nicholas Brown [holding answer 25 November 2002]: My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his statement on the pre-Budget report on 27 November that, in response to concerns about rising insurance costs, the Department
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Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the freedom of establishment treaty between Switzerland and the EU on employment opportunities for British workers in Switzerland; 
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Mr. Nicholas Brown [holding answer 2 December 2002]: The freedom of movement and employment of UK workers in Switzerland is governed by an agreement between the European Community and its member states, and the Swiss Confederation which came into force on 1 June 2002, with final implementation in 2007.