§ Mr. Robert Atkins
asked the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent the Armed Forces are subject to inspection by the Health and Safety Executive.
§ Mr. Blaker
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act applies to all work activities except those carried out in domestic premises. Special arrangements have been made with the Health and Safety Executive regarding its activity in the Ministry of Defence and the Services. The broad effect of these arrangements is that whilst the Health and Safety Executive does not inspect operational activities or military training, advice on safety standards is provided where appropriate.