HC Deb 23 March 1989 vol 149 c802W
Mr. Bidwell

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received concerning the freedom of Sikhs to wear their turbans in all work circumstances.

Mr. Nicholls

The Health and Safety Commission issued a consultative document in December 1986 containing proposals for regulations to require construction workers to wear head protection. The commission has received a large number of representations in response to the document, both on the proposals as a whole and on their implications for the Sikh community. My colleagues and I have also received letters on the subject.