§ Mr. Haynes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ensure that immediate consultation takes place between interested bodies before any implementation of proposed amalgamation of the Alkali and Clean Air Inspectorate within the Health and Safety Executive.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
No decision has yet been taken on the continuation of the Alkali and Clean Air Inspectorate as part of the Health and Safety Executive. However, I understand that the director general's proposals for reorganising HSE include changes to ACAI and the most interested groups have been informally consulted on those proposals by the executive. Before any decisions were made on the reorganisation of ACAI, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State would wish to be assured both that the new arrangements adequately provided for the discharges of his functions in the control of industrial air pollution and that the view of interested parties had been fully taken into account in the proposals.