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Health And Safety

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General whether Her Majesty's Government have complied with European Community amending directive 82/501/EEC on the major accident hazards of certain industries.

Directive 82/501/EEC is implemented on Great Britain by the Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazards (CIMAH) Regulations 1984. Directive 87/216/EEC, which amends directive 82/501/EEC, was adopted in 19 March 1987 and notified to Her Majesty's Government on 24 March 1987. Member states must comply with the amendment within 18 months of notification, and work has already commenced to amend the CIMAH regulations.