HC Deb 26 March 1970 vol 798 c457W
14. Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she is satisfied as to the level of penalties provided for in the Factories Act; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Harold Walker

Increases were foreshadowed in the consultative document on new safety health and welfare legislation issued by our Department. The subject is likely to be looked at in the course of the forthcoming general inquiry, which my right hon. Friend the First Secretary mentioned in moving the Second Reading of the Employed Persons (Health and Safety) Bill on 2nd March, 1970.