HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 cc992-3W
Mr. Andrew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment which programmes formerly undertaken by the Department of Employment have been transferred to other Departments; and which have been dropped. [34668]

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The main responsibilities transferring from the former Employment Department to other Departments areindustrial relations policy and legislation, pay issues, redundancy payments, administration of industrial tribunals and sponsorship of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service to the Department of Trade and Industry; health and safety at work, including the Health and Safety Commission and Executive to the Department of the Environment; employment statistics and labour market surveys to the Central Statistical Office.

All other functions of the former Employment Department including employment, training, labour market and equal opportunities will be undertaken by the newly created Department for Education and Employment.