HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 c356W
61. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will introduce legislation to protect self-employed contractors working in the building industry under the lump system by providing that they shall be deemed to be employees of the main contractor for the purposes of negligence and breach of statutory duty.

Mr. Dudley Smith

The matter is being considered in connection with the Robens Report, which recommended that the scope of the legislation should extend to the self-employed in circumstances where their acts or omissions could endanger other workers—employed or selfemployed—or the general public.