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Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 694

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES

The ACAS (Flexible Working) Arbitration Scheme (England and Wales) Order 2003

Made

13th March 2003

Laid before Parliament

13th March 2003

Coming into force

6th April 2003

Whereas—

(1) Under section 212A(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992(1) (“the 1992 Act”) the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (“ACAS”) may prepare a scheme providing for arbitration in the case of disputes involving proceedings, or claims which could be the subject of proceedings, before an employment tribunal arising out of a contravention or alleged contravention of section 80G(1) or section 80H(1)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996(2) (flexible working);

(2) in pursuance of section 212A(1) of the 1992 Act, ACAS has prepared an arbitration scheme for flexible working cases;

(3) in pursuance of section 212A(2) of the 1992 Act, ACAS has submitted a draft of the scheme to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of State approves the scheme:

Now, therefore, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 212A(2) and (6) of the 1992 Act, hereby makes the following Order:

(1)

1992 c. 52. Section 212A was inserted by section 7 of the Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998 (c. 8) and amended by paragraph 22 of Schedule 7 to the Employment Act 2002 (c. 22).

(2)

1996 c. 18. Sections 80G and 80H were inserted by section 47 of the Employment Act 2002.

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