HC Deb 26 June 1990 vol 175 cc143-4W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessments under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations have been undertaken at workplaces used by civil servants in his Department.

Mr. Rifkind

Responsibility for undertaking these assessments in the Scottish Office and for acting on the results has been delgated to heads of divisions and professional units. Because the performance of many diverse tasks is relevant, and because the responsibilities often in practice overlap with other management responsibilities no attempt is made to maintain central records of the issues that have arisen.