HC Deb 18 March 1980 vol 981 cc183-4W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied that the Health and Safety Executive has adequate powers to obtain relevant information from employers in connection with its inquiries into the safety of chemicals; and what plans he has to increase these powers.

Mr. Mayhew

[pursuant to his reply, 17 March 1980]: I am advised by the chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that the statutory powers available to the Health and Safety Executive are adequate for the purpose of obtaining this information, and I have no plans to increase those powers.

to those notified to employment offices and careers offices; vacancies notified to employment offices are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the country as a whole. Because of possible duplication the figures for employment offices and careers offices should not be added together.

The table also gives unemployment rates which are calculated by expressing the numbers registered as unemployed as percentages of all employees, employed and unemployed. They can be calculated only for the whole of the Crawley travel-to-work area which, in addition to Crawley, includes the Burgess Hill, Dorking, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham and Redhill employment office areas.

Back to