HC Deb 11 July 1985 vol 82 c508W
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, if he is satisfied that people who work with visual display units in the Palace of Westminster do not face any health hazard in consequence of their work with them; if any trade union with members employed within the Palace has been consulted on this matter; and if any consideration has been given to compulsory eye tests for those employed or to be employed on visual display units.

Mr. Biffen

I have been assured that there is no current evidence that visual display units, properly used, constitute any threat to health; regular discussions about employment on VDUs are taking place with officials, of trade unions representing staff of the House; it is not considered appropriate for eye tests, presently available on a voluntary basis to those staff employed or to be employed on VDUs, to be made compulsory.