HC Deb 27 April 1998 vol 311 c8W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what measures the Government are taking to reduce industrial injuries and promote safety at work. [39878]

Angela Eagle

The Health and Safety Commission's Plans of Work set out what the Commission and the Health and Safety Executive are doing to promote health and safety at work and reduce occupational injury. The Plan for 1998–99 is expected to be published at the end of May. This Government take health and safety at work very seriously and have allocated additional funding of £4.5 million for 1998–99. This will enable the Commission to reinforce its field activity and take forward its key priorities, which will include the improvement of occupational health and cutting injury rates, particularly in the agriculture, construction and manufacturing sectors.