§ Mr. Haynes
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, consequential upon the new training initiative, any change is proposed in the provision of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, chapter 37, part 1, section 2(2)(c) which places responsibility on all employers to provide such information, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
No. The provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act are comprehensive in their scope. They would cover the activities envisaged in the White Paper "A New Training Initiative—A Programme for Action"—Cmnd. 8455—and no change to section 2(2)(c) would therefore appear to be necessary.