I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
The Commencement Order to bring section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 into effect will be laid during the summer parliamentary recess.
A short consultation on draft regulations creating an exception to section 69 in respect of pregnant workers and new/breastfeeding mothers ends on 20 June. The Health and Safety Executive will then consider any responses to the consultation and take into account any issues arising, with a view to the regulations being laid together with a Consequential Amendments Order tidying up existing legislation in the light of the enactment of section 69. It is proposed that the regulations and order will come into effect on 1 October 2013, the date on which it is anticipated section 69 will also come into effect.