MPs clash on zero hours contracts

The York Central MP Rachael Maskell has told our political programme that zero hours contracts 'should be consigned to history'.

She was responding to this week's Taylor Review into Modern Working Practices, which looked at future of workers' rights. The study, by a former adviser to Tony Blair, examined the changing nature of employment, including zero hours contracts and the so-called gig economy.

Ms Maskell was joined in the studio for Around The House by the Richmond MP Rishi Sunak, who said the flexibility of zero hours contracts suited many workers and employees.

Ms Maskell said the system needs to change:

Around The House is on ITV Tyne Tees at 10:45pm tonight (13th July).