HC Deb 18 July 1989 vol 157 cc130-1W
Dr. Goodson-Wickes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if the Government support all the health provisions contained within the social charter.

Mr. Freeman

The preliminary draft Community charter of fundamental social rights refers to—the enjoyment by every worker of satisfactory health … conditions, more especially in his working environment; —the provision for the elderly of medical assistance specifically suited to their needs and as wide an access as possible to that assistance; Health and safety in the workplace is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment; in other respects, these requirements are met within the National Health Service.