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Steel (Arc Welding)

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will consider supporting the work carried out at the University College of South Wales at Cardiff into the effect on health of arc welding stainless steel.

The Health and Safety Executive has funds for research in occupational health, but has not received any request from the University College of South Wales to support the work referred to. The HSE has joined with industry and the Medical Research Council in membership of the United Kingdom steering group for welding health and safety, and I suggest that, initially, any request should go to this group, which has some call on funds from industry.