§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what progress has been made in the establishment of a departmental statistical service recording accidents at work.
§ Mr. John Grant
I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that proposals for new regulations for the reporting of accidents at work are being prepared. Consultation has already taken place with interested parties. The HSE Statistical Service is in the process of planning a new system of recording to include accidents occurring both at places of work covered by existing regulations—and additionally at places which will be covered for the first time by the new regulations. This system will be brought into operation when the proposed new regulations have been approved and come into force.349W