HC Deb 01 November 1996 vol 284 cc267-8W
Mr. Ian McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps have been taken to reduce instances of mental illness caused at work, following the 1995 court case in which an employee sued his employer for a nervous breakdown brought on by stress. [1140]

Sir Paul Beresford

In May 1995, the Health and Safety Executive published guidance "Stress at Work: A Guide for Employers" which explained that mental illness is one ill health condition that has been associated with stress. HSE is carrying out research in order to provide employers with more detailed guidance on this issue.