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Small Businesses (Health And Safety)

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he has any plans to introduce health and safety advice centres to assist knowledge of and resource capacity to tackle health and safety at work problems among small businesses; and if he will make a statement.

I have no such plans. Area offices of the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities with responsibilities for health and safety enforcement already offer help and advice to small businesses throughout the country.