§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to bring into force the draft regulation on provision of information to employees, which was issued in 1977.
§ Mr. Waddington
The Health and Safety Commission issued in October 1975 a consultative paper on the provision of information by employers to employees about health and safety at work. This paper contained no draft regulations and none has since been published on this subject. Differing views on the need for regulations were expressed by those consulted, and discussions are continuing with the TUC and CBI to seek an agreed way forward. I believe that the Health and Safety Commission is right to continue to seek broad agreement on this subject before proceeding further.