§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he anticipates giving approval to city of Bradford metropolitan council byelaws, concerning the employment of children submitted on 25 October 1989; what are the reasons for the delay in the granting of approval; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Bradford metropolitan council's draft byelaws were resubmitted to the Department following earlier consideration and were received on 20 December 1990.
Having considered the revision, the Department is now content with the draft byelaws and is writing to the council setting out further procedures it needs to follow.