§ 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 787W 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.