I propose to take Questions Nos. 30, 69 and 74 together.
A tripartite working group, representative of the social partners and Government, has been set up to discuss the measures necessary for the transposition of the EU directive on part-time work. The working group has reached an advanced stage in its discussions and draft heads of a Bill are currently being prepared by my Department with a view to transposing the directive. Every effort will be made to ensure that the Directive will be implemented by the due date of 20 January 2000.
As regards the provisions of the directive, these may be consulted in the Official Journal of the European Communities, No. L14 of 20.1.98 (pages 9-14), which is available in the Dáil Library.