HC Deb 06 November 1995 vol 265 cc623-4W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to bring the Employment of Children Act 1973 into effect; and if he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards implementation of that Act. [41686]

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.