HC Deb 04 December 1981 vol 14 cc261-2W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, having regard to the frequency of serious outbreaks of fire, he is satisfied that the Factory Inspectorate liaises effectively in such circumstances with the civil authorities responsible for coping with emergencies in areas of dense population; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waddington

Adequate arrangements exist for liaison between the Factory Inspectorate and the emergency services. As part of their duties, area directors maintain close liaison with the emergency services and particularly with those responsible for coping with

Mr. Waddington

The number of statutory redundancy payments, and the cost to the redundancy fund, since 1965 is as follows. No separate figures are available for males and female

emergencies in areas of dense population. These arrangements complement the arrangements made, where appropriate, by individual companies which are monitored by inspectors in the course of their visits.

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