§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what requirements are contemplated in connection with medical examinations for employees as provided for under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
There are a number of existing health and safety regulations, principally made under the Factories Act, which provide for medical examinations. I understand from the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that except under the draft Coal Mines (Respirable Dust) Regulations, on which consultations are proceeding, no other requirements in connection with medical examinations are contemplated at present under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.