HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 cc173-4W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will introduce legis

centages are subject to sampling error and are less reliable in the smaller regions namely Scotland, Northern Region, East Anglia, Wales and Northern Ireland.

lation to provide for a licensing system for insulation firms to ensure that only properly competent firms paying full regard to all safety regulations are permitted to operate.

Mr. Harold Walker

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave him when he raised this issue during the debate on 14th April—[Vol. 909, c. 1445–6]—that this is primarily a matter for the Health and Safety Commission to decide. Before doing so it will, no doubt, be seeking the advice of the advisory committee on asbestos which has recently been set up

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