§ Mr. Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will draw up a licensing system for all wet cooling tower air conditioning installations in urban areas to assist the locating of potential sources of legionnaire's disease.
§ Mr. Nicholls
Such a licensing procedure would be of limited value in locating the source of outbreaks of legionnaire's disease. The existing system of controls based 561W on general powers under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and guidance material is adequate to deal with the problem of legionnaire's disease. The Health and Safety Commission and Health and Safety Executive will, however, be keeping this matter under review.