asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the operations of the Health and Safety Commission under Section 11(2)(c) of the 1974 Act, in so far as employees and organisations representing employees are concerned.
Yes. A Directorate of Information and Advisory Services has been set up within the Health and Safety Executive. This Directorate embraces the normal communications functions of Press Relations, Exhibitions, Films, Advertising etc. It will also take over responsibility for Library and Intelligence Services, the permanent Health and Safety Centre in London and those other functions which should logically form part of an overall Information and Advisory Service.At present an investigation is being conducted to determine the most effective way for these services to be amalgamated and, where necessary, expanded.Other activities have included an advertising and leaflet campaign to bring to the attention of all sections of the public including employees their various responsibilities under the Health and Safety Act.