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Hazardous Substances

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 27 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessments under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations have been undertaken at all workplaces used by civil servants in his Department.

My Department's policy is to provide a safe working environment and safe methods of work that are without risk to the health and safety of its employees. Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1988 (COSHH) my Department has assessed departmental working environments and found no instances of significant exposure to a hazardous substance.

Budgeted Changes in Financial Reserves 1990–91 £ millionReserves at 1 April 1990 as percentage of 1989–90 net revenue expenditure PercentageBudgeted reserves at 1 April 1991 as per centage of 1990–91 net revenue expenditure Percentage
Avon0N/A3
Bedfordshire-3·953
Berkshire6·5N/A1
Buckinghamshire-4·575
Cambridgeshire-7·11713
Cheshire033
Cleveland022
Cornwall066
Cumbria6·2N/A4
Derbyshire021
Devon4·877
Dorset-2·532
Durham-0·898
East Sussex0·221
Essex-18·252
Gloucestershire-0·222
Hampshire4·611
Hereford & Worcester032
Hertfordshire-2·033
Humberside0·233
Isle of Wight1·312
Kent022
Lancashire13·613
Leicestershire-0·443
Lincolnshire-6·8107
Norfolk044
Northamptonshire033
Northumberland0N/A7
North Yorkshire-5·042
Nottinghamshire-10·597
Oxfordshire-0·554
Shropshire0·344
Somerset-1·054
Staffordshire054
Suffolk043
Surrey0·333
Warkwickshire-3·432
West Sussex-0·41614
Wiltshire-2·942
N/A—not available