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Railway Inspectorate

Volume 169: debated on Tuesday 13 March 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received calling for the railway inspectorate to become the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive; and if he will make a statement.

I am aware of only two representations since the beginning of this year, one in favour and one against such a move.As my right hon. Friend said in response to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Romsey and Waterside (Mr. Colvin) on 27 February,

Official Report, column 143, the chairman of the Health and Safety Commission has agreed to discussions on the possible transfer of the railway inspectorate to the Health and Safety Executive.