Health and Safety Executive: Finance
Work and Pensions
Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the potential effect of funding changes for the Health and Safety Executive on the number of workplace inspections it is able to carry out in (a) areas of comparatively high risk, (b) areas of concern and (c) lower risk areas.
Chris Grayling (Minister of State (Employment), Work and Pensions; Epsom and Ewell, Conservative)
The number of workplace inspections the Health and Safety Executive undertakes to (a) areas of comparatively high risk, (b) areas of concern and (c) lower risk areas is primarily a matter of policy rather than directly related to its funding settlement to 2014-15.