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Health And Safety Commission

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the Health and Safety Commission's financial bid for the financial year 1990–91; and how much it received.

The Government met the Health and Safety Commission's bid for 1990–91 in full and the financial provision is set out in the supply estimates published in March 1990.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the grant in aid given to the Health and Safety Executive for each financial year since 1979.

Grant in aid provided for the Health and Safety Commission is as follows:

Financial yearGrant in aid £000s
1979–8055,757
1980–8170,970
1981–8280,816
1982–8381,335
1983–8487,993
1984–8590,298
1985–8693,283
1986–8794,334
1987–8894,235
1988–8997,390
1989–90102,974
1990–91116,557

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the dates of his last three meetings with the members of the Health and Safety Commission; and what was the purpose of each meeting.

My right hon. and learned Friend has had two meetings with members of the Health and Safety Commission since becoming Secretary of State. He met the chairman of the commission on 31 January for a wide-ranging discussion on the work of the Health and Safety Commission and the Health and Safety Executive. He also met the chairman with five members of the commission on 31 May when they discussed the commission's plan of work for 1990–91 and beyond.