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Acas to investigate Lindsey Oil Refinery contractual arrangements

Thursday 05 February 2009

Pat McFadden, Employment Minister for the Department of Business and Enterprise has asked Acas to investigate the facts surrounding the Lindsey Oil Refinery contract arrangements.

Terms of reference for this enquiry include establishing the facts surrounding the IREM contracting arrangements at the Lindsey refinery.

Acas will be looking at the contractual arrangements, tendering processes, minutes of meetings and the operation of the national and local agreements to determine what has taken place.  The published report will include the current legal context of contracting practices in the UK and is expected to be available to all parties in a few weeks.

Media should call the following number 07900 406992