HC Deb 27 January 2003 vol 398 cc609-10W
Mrs. Helen Clark

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what information he has collated on the application to his Department and its agencies of the checklist, circulated by letter by Sir Richard Mottram, referred to under Action Point 12 of the Revitalising Health and Safety Strategy Statement; and if he will make a statement; [89522]

(2) which senior officials within his Department and its agencies take responsibility for health and safety at board or equivalent level; and where their names are publicised; [89521]

(3) whether his Department and its agencies have met the commitment arising from Action Point 13 of the June 2000 strategy statement on Revitalising Health and Safety to summarise health and safety performance and plans in Annual Reports from the year 2000–01 onwards. [89520]

Ruth Kelly

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to her by the Minister of State, Department of Work and Pensions on 20 January,Official Report, columns 85–86W.

In addition, my Department and agencies are fully committed to supporting the aims of the "Revitalising Strategy" and to continuous improvement in all areas within the checklist circulated by Sir Richard Mottram and the good practice guide issued by the High Level Forum.

The Treasury and Office of Government Commerce (OGC) summarise health and safety performance within their departmental Annual Reports. The Debt Management Office and the Royal Mint plan to do so in their departmental reports for 2002–03.

At departmental board level within the Treasury and its agencies the following board members have been given responsibility for health and safety:

HM Treasury—Managing Director Corporate Services and Development;

Office of Government Commerce—Chief Executive;

The Royal Mint—Director of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs;

The Debt Management Office—Chief Executive.

These details are published in our Health and Safety Policy Statements and made available on our intranet sites.

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