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Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy in respect of safeguards for operatives working with VDUs within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

My Department aims to provide safe systems and methods of work that are without risk to health for its employees. In providing for the comfort and health of the users of VDUs the Department takes account of the guidance produced by the Health and Safety Executive and jointly by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency and the Council of Civil Service Unions.