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Medical Advisory Service

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will seek to extend the powers of the Health and Safety Commission to cover the recruitment of workpeople in the United Kingdom for employment overseas, in so far as the Employment Medical Advisory Service is concerned.

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the Employment Medical Advisory Service will be very willing to advise anyone who is considering taking up employment overseas of the nature and extent of any occupational health risks which may be involved, so far as these are known.The commission is considering what further steps may be taken in the light of the information supplied by my hon. Friend.