HC Deb 27 November 1967 vol 755 cc9-10
11. Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what steps he proposes to take to encourage the showing to operatives engaged on Government building contracts of films on safety in the construction industry, details of which have been sent to him.

Mr. Mellish

The four films produced for the National Federation of Building Trades Employers are being widely shown by various training bodies, by my own Ministry and by contractors. These safety films are excellent training aids, and my Department has recently issued a further guide to them. We are also discussing other publicity measures with the Construction Industry Training Board.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

Is the Minister aware that the object of the Question was merely to draw attention to the excellence of these four films on what is a very important subject?

Mr. Mellish

I am obliged to the hon. Gentleman. I have devoted quite a bit of my time to doing all I can to improve safety in industry. I have already met some 17 representative bodies of professions, employers' organisations and unions and discussed these matters with them.