§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if she will give for the years 1990–91 and 1991–92 the number of informations laid, the number of progress notices and the number of improvement notices served by the local authorities under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
The Health and Safety Executive co-ordinates voluntary returns on health and safety enforcement action from local authorities. The number of informations laid by local authorities under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations was none in 1990–91 and 18 in the year 1991–92. The returns provide the total number of improvement and prohibition notices, but do not distinguish the topic of the notice.