Health and Safety Executive: Finance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 2nd July 2012

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.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 2nd July 2012

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.

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