HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 c507W
Mr. Welsh

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what Scottish consultation and representation there was in making up the consultative document from the Health and Safety Commission on occupational noise; and what Scottish evidence was taken in connection with this document.

Mr. John Fraser

The Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission informs me that the document "Framing Noise Legislation", which is being used as the basis for consultation on possible new statutory controls, is a report by the Noise Sub-Committee of the Industrial Health Advisory Committee. The sub-committee had as members representatives of interested groups covering the whole of Great Britain: the TUC, the CBI, the Society of Occupational Medicine, the British Occupational Hygiene Society and individual experts on occupational noise. The Health and Safety Executive on behalf of the Health and Safety Commission, is now formally seeking the views of interested parties throughout Great Britain on the proposals, including Scottish Government departments and the Convention of Local Authorities in Scotland.