HC Deb 17 October 1972 vol 843 cc6-7W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will ensure that shop stewards and trade union officials are given access to copies of factory inspector and other official reports on conditions in their factories; if he will publish the rights of employees to this information; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dudley Smith

These are matters related to the wider issues of joint consultation on health and safety within the workplace and of the contact and cooperation which should exist between inspectors and workpeople. Both these issues are considered in the report of the Committee on Safety and Health at Work and are currently being studied.