§ Mr. Gould
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will introduce legislation to make it an offence for employers to allow employees to be driven by drivers with provisional licences only during the course of their employment.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I am advised by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the Commission has no plans to submit proposals at this time for legislation concerning these drivers in places of work. Employers have general duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Section 2, to ensure the health and safety and welfare at work of all employees. The control of vehicles when driven on public highways is primarily a matter for the Department of the Environment and the road traffic legislation.