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Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the impact of ECJ case C-484/04, 2005/C 31/16, of OJ C31 of 5 February, on voluntary opt-outs of the 48-hour week regulations, with particular reference to civil servants; and what representations he has received thereon. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Pursuant to my answer of 26 May 2005, Official Report, column 176W, to the hon. Member, the Infraction Case in question is still on-going so it would not be appropriate to make an assessment of the impact at this time. The Department receives many representations on the working time directive and related issues but I am not aware of any representations on this specific issue.
5. Mr. George Mudie: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on progress in the transfer of cases from the old Child Support Agency payment system to the new system. 
Both these issuestransfers and backlogsunderline the scale of the problems in the agency. This is why we asked the Chief Executive to carry out a strategic review. His findings will be presented to us over the coming months and we will report to the House in due course.
Mr. Plaskitt: The operations standard is not where we want it to be. The Chief Executive is reviewing the Agency's operations and structures. He will report his findings and set out his proposals to improve the Agency's performance to us over the coming months.
Despite all the well known problems, the agency's staff are working hard and doing a good job in difficult circumstances helping to give financial support to over half a million children. They are doing a tough job with sensitivity. They like us, and like the agency's clients want to see the CSA reach an acceptable operational standard.
Mr. Plaskitt: The Chief Executive is reviewing the Agency's operations and structures. His work is advanced. He will report his findings and set out his proposals to improve the Agency's performance to us over the coming months. We will obviously report to the House in due course.
Mrs. McGuire: My noble Friend the Lord Hunt, has met with officials from HSE since his appointment in May this year, to discuss matters concerning the construction industry. My hon. friend also visited two Birmingham construction sites with an HSE Inspector on 10 June and is scheduled to visit the Constructing Better Health initiative in September.
Mr. Timms: We want people to be aware of the need for pension saving from an early age, so that younger people get into the habit of saving. We are supporting the Financial Services Authority's financial capability strategy, which includes a young adults working group, and the guidance published last week to encourage employers to practise auto-enrolment into good occupational schemes should also help younger employees.
The programme initially focused on overpayment debt for Jobcentre Plus and the Pensions Service, and is gradually expanding to take on Disability and Carer's Service debt and Social Fund recovery where the recipient is no longer in receipt of benefit. The extension into these areas is expected to be completed by February 2006.
Mr. Timms: We have not ignored the issue of women and pensions since we came to office. Pension credit is contributing to tackling the legacy of inequality. Measures such as state second pension, improving opportunities for women in the work place and increasing options for pension flexibility have all contributed to increasing pension entitlement for women.
We want to continue to make progress. Fair outcomes for women and carers is one of our principles for pension reform and will be one of the key factors on which proposals for reform will be judged. To help this develop our thinking, we will be holding an event later this year to discuss how to make the pensions system work well for women. Prior to this event, to aid discussion we will publish our analysis of the pension position of women.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Department, the PPF and the Pensions Regulator has been signed recently and establishes a framework for cooperation between the Department and the two new non-departmental public bodies. It clearly shows that while the Department has no responsibilities or direct involvement in the operational activities of the Pensions Regulator or the PPFit does have a stewardship role in both bodies.
As a result of the measures introduced in the Pensions Act 2004 trustees willfor the first timehave access to support in their work through codes of practice issued by the Pensions Regulator. My predecessor asked the
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Pensions Management Institute to assist in co-ordinating a new trustees' Forum. I am looking forward to the first meeting of the Forum next week
Legislation already gives members the opportunity to get involved in the running of their schemes through member-nominated trustees. From April 2006 all schemes will include one-third member-nominated trustees, as the employer's ability to opt out of these provisions will be removed.
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