asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects to exercise his power under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act to make regulations requiring employers to consult with persons appointed to recognised trade unions in connection with health and safety matters.
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 27th March 1975; Vol. 889, c. 285], gave the following information:The Health and Safety Commission now has under active consideration proposals for the making of regulations regarding safety representatives and safety committees. I have no doubt that the commission will wish to present its proposals to me at the earliest opportunity.