§ Mr. Mayhew
I have been asked to reply.
The United Kingdom is required to implement the requirements of this directive by December 1982. To 135W enable the United Kingdom to do so, proposals for regulations and approved codes of practice under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 will be published by the Health and Safety Commission in mid-1981, and associated action is being taken by several Government Departments. No question of ratification arises.