§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the minimum age requirements enforced by his Department. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
Specific measures to protect the health and safety of young people and the relevant minimum age requirements are listed in annex 3 of the Health and Safety Commission's consultative document,446W "The Health and Safety (Young Persons) Regulations 1996: Proposals to implement the health and safety provisions of the EC Directive on the protection of young people at work". Copies of this document have been placed in the House of Commons Library. No other part of my Department is responsible for enforcing minimum age requirements.