HC Deb 06 August 1976 vol 916 cc1154-5W
Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to make regulations under the Employment of Children Act 1973, Section 1(2).

Dr. Owen

As I explained in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Gravesend (Mr. Ovenden) on 19th February [Vol. 905, c.815]—in view of the limited resources available to local authorities to implement new regulations during the present period of financial restraint the regulations have been deferred for at least two years, during which time local byelaws will continue to operate.