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Health and Safety Executive: Reorganisation

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many copies of the consultation paper on proposed changes to the Nuclear Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive have been printed; what methods have been used to publicise the consultation; and what financial impact assessment of the proposed changes has been undertaken. (286862)

The joint Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)/Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) consultation on the restructuring of the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) Nuclear Directorate was launched on 30 June 2009 and will run until 22 September 2009. A total of 170 copies of the consultation document have been printed. Copies of the document are available from Publications Orderline, Admail 528, London SW1W 8YT. It is also available electronically via the DECC website at:

A written ministerial statement announcing the launch of the consultation was made by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on 30 June. The consultation was publicised through a press notice and on the DWP, DECC and HSE websites. Copies of the consultation document were sent electronically to around 2,200 contacts.

A partial impact assessment, which includes an assessment of the financial impact of the proposed restructuring, was published as part of the consultation document.