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Ports: Industrial Health and Safety

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which UK ports of entry do not have local health and safety policies in place for immigration officers and other Border and Immigration Agency staff in circumstances where those staff are not permanently based at the ports. (194607)

The Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) Health and Safety Unit provide a Health and Safety Policy for the whole of BIA, most recently published in September 2007. The large number of sites and the diverse activities within BIA necessitate directors to formulate local arrangements that ensure the requirements of the health and safety policy are met. Local arrangements are in place covering all UK ports and cover all staff as well as contactors and visitors.