HC Deb 18 February 1963 vol 672 c5
8. Mr. Loveys

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will issue to his district officers a schedule of agricultural machinery that comes under the safety regulations.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

This information is contained in explanatory leaflets which we issue to all officers engaged on safety work.

Mr. Loveys

Is my hon. Friend aware that, as the detailed interpretation of safety regulations is left to individual district officers without the guidance of a full schedule, there is a lack of uniformity over the country as a whole in applying the regulations to certain types of machinery?

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

I do not think that there is a lack of uniformity. We are taking steps to have all the various regulations amalgamated. All the officers concerned with this matter are very carefully trained and fully understand the regulations.