HC Deb 15 May 1985 vol 79 cc135-6W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current level of outstanding fees owed by private firms to the Employment Medical Advisory Service for medical examination undertaken; and whether he is satisfied with the procedures and sanctions for collection, enforcement and payment of such fees.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

On 31 March 1985, £29,888 had been outstanding for more than three months in respect of medical examinations carried out by the Employment Medical Advisory Service.

A new computerised accounting system, introduced by the Health and Safety Executive on 1 April, will enable the arrangements for the collection of outstanding debts to be improved.

The Health and Safety Executive is currently considering legal proceedings to enforce payment of outstanding debts.

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