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Health And Safety

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he proposes to implement those provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act which would require directors' reports to include statements of safety policy and related matters.

I have been asked to reply.My right hon. Friend would act on the advice of the Health and Safety Commission in making any necessary regulations pursuant to Section 79 of the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act 1974.As yet the Commission has not put forward any proposals to my right hon. Friend, but the Chairman informs me that he expects consultations with interested parties to begin before the end of 1977.