Yes. An initial equality impact assessment (EIA) was published on the HSE intranet in November 2007. This will be placed in the House of Commons Library. The final EIA will be produced after the end of the How and Where We Work Programme, scheduled for March 2010.
The Health and Safety Executive is currently carrying out a public consultation over its new strategy ‘Health and Safety in Great Britain—be part of the solution’. The future size and structure of its policy group will be determined for the coming two years in light of HSE Board decisions on the strategy consultation.