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Dangerous Substances

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will indicate the dates by which regulations for the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances for supply and conveyance by road, including dangerous substances in packages, will be operating; and why no consultative document on the subject has yet been published.

A consultative document containing proposals for regulations on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances was published in December 1981. The Health and Safety Executive has almost completed its detailed evaluation of comments and aims to submit revised proposals to the Commission as soon as possible with a view to having regulations made during the summer.Proposals to control the conveyance by road of packaged dangerous substances are still being formulated in consultation with both sides of industry.