HC Deb 11 July 1985 vol 82 cc508-9W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Lord Privy Seal, pursuant to his reply to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe of 26 June, Official Report, column 401, whether the safety committee to which his reply referred also deals with health matters affecting people who work in the Palace of Westminster; and if he will name the trade unions with which formal consultation takes place on health and safety matters affecting their members employed in the Palace.

Mr. Biffen

The safety committee consults with the Department of the Environment and other relevant bodies over the elimination of any hazards reported to it. The following unions represent House of Commons staff on the safety committee:

  1. (1) Association of First Division Civil Servants (FDA)
  2. (2) Civil and Public Services Association (CPSA)
  3. (3) Civil Service Union (CSU)
  4. (4) General Municipal Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union (GMW Section) [incorporating Hotel and Catering Workers' Union (HWCU)]
  5. (5) Institution of Professional Civil Servants (IPCS)
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  7. (6) Society of Civil and Public Servants (SCPS)