§ Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to bring the Employment of Children624W Act 1973 into effect; and if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards implementation of that Act. 
§ Mr. Bowis
A comprehensive framework for the protection of children at work already exists. I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham (Mr. Couchman) on 30 October,Official Report, columns 42–43, detailing my recently announced proposals for some minor improvements to that system.