HC Deb 21 February 1983 vol 37 c328W
Mr. John Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what responsibilities he has for safety in collieries.

Mr. John Moore

I have general responsibilities for all aspects of the coal industry. Specific questions concerning the enforcement of safety standards in mines and the investigation of accidents are however the responsibility of the Health and Safety Executive. In relation to the making of safety regulations incorporated in Local statutory instruments, I exercise ministerial powers jointly with the Secretary of State for Employment.

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