I want employment law and employment rights and protections to be made clearer and simpler. Today I asked the Minister, Claire Perry, whether the government would confirm its support for an EU Directive that adopts an EU wide definition of ‘worker’ and gives all workers the right to a statement from their employer setting out their employment terms and conditions on day one of their employment. I wanted her to confirm support so it gets adopted before Britain leaves the EU next March. Nice, straightforward question don’t you think? What I got in response was unintelligible and nothing to do with what I asked.