asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many safety committees have been established in the North Sea oilfields.
I regret that this information is not readily available.
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will make safety committees mandatory in North Sea oilfields.
[pursuant to his reply, 21 April 1980, c. 2]: The Health and Safety Commission has agreed to develop proposals for regulations to extend the current provisions dealing with safety representatives and committees to offshore areas. These draft regulations will be subject to statutory consultation with industry and other interested bodies before being submitted to the Secretary of State.