HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 cc449-50W
Mr. Welsh

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he intends to have with Scottish industry, trade unions and other interested bodies con- cerning the recommendations of the Health and Safety Commission's consultative document on occupational noise.

Mr. William Ross

Responsibility for consultation on proposals for regulations under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 rests with the Health and Safety Commission. The Health and Safety Executive, at the Commission's request, is consulting both sides of industry throughout Great Britain through the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress on the proposals contained in the consultative document "Framing Noise Legislation". It is also consulting the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities. For its part my Department is considering the proposals from the standpoint of my interests.