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Working Conditions: Temperature

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the Health and Safety Executive on the introduction of a legal maximum workplace temperature. (249055)

[holding answer 19 January 2009]: The Secretary of State has written recently to the chair of the Health and Safety Executive, asking them to revisit the reasons for and against a maximum workplace temperature. He has asked the Executive to ensure that trade unions, and other key stakeholders, are fully engaged in this exercise.