HC Deb 05 December 1995 vol 268 c209W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration has been given to setting up special police units to deal with health and safety crime; and if he will make a statement. [3611]

Mr. Maclean

The primary responsibility for the enforcement of health and safety legislation rests with the Health and Safety Executive. Procedures already exist for liaison between HSE, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service where appropriate.

The introduction of specialised police units would be an operational matter for chief officers of police.