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Escalator Safety

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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the payment of industrial death benefit to dependants. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services, informs me that, for the period 1976 to 1978, they are as follows:

been made by the Health and Safety Commission in revising its proposals concerning the reporting of accidents caused by escalators.

[pursuant to his reply, 16 November 1979, c. 790]: I refer to the replies given to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr (Mr. Rooker) on 26 July 1979.—[Vol. 971, c. 445–6.]Following the publication of a consultative document containing proposed regulations for the notification of accidents and dangerous occurrences earlier this year, the proposals are now being reviewed in the light of the comments received. It is intended that they will be considered by the Health and Safety Commission in the near future, following which the Commission will be able to advise me on the final form of the regulations and the date on which they should be laid.The proposals contain requirements for the notification of accidents arising out of or in connection with work. I have no plans for further legislation to make accidents on escalators specifically reportable.