HC Deb 11 June 1976 vol 912 cc786-7W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Prime Minister what liaison exists between the Department of the Environment, the Factory Inspectorate and the Department of Health and Social Security in order to keep possible health hazards to the community from the siting of industrial projects under constant review.

The Prime Minister

There is close liaison between the Departments and the Factory Inspectorate on all general public health matters. Individual planning applications are a matter for the relevant local authority in the first instance, and it is responsible for determining and dealing with possible health hazards. Local authorities may seek the expert advice of the Health and Safety Executive and the Department of Health and Social Security on possible health and industrial hazards.

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