§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the delay at bringing into operation Section 2(4) and Section 2(7) of the Health and Safety at Work, &c., [...]
§ Mr. John Grant
Although the Health and Safety Commission gave 1st May 1976 as a target date in its consultative document on safety representatives and safety committees when they would wish to see Regulations made, they have a statutory duty to fulfil a process of consultation with interested organisations. The Commission is at present considering the large number of comments received from these organisations. In this respect there has been no delay whatsoever and I understand that proposals will be put to my right hon. Friend as soon as possible.