Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act, 1969

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment and Productivity – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4 December 1969.

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Photo of Mr David Watkins Mr David Watkins , Consett 12:00, 4 December 1969

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what consultations she is having in connection with formulating regulations under the Employers' Liability(Compulsory Insurance) Act, 1969; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Mrs Barbara Castle Mrs Barbara Castle , Blackburn

These matters are under consideration and a further statement will be made as soon as possible.

Photo of Mr David Watkins Mr David Watkins , Consett

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this important piece of legislation does not become operative until regulations are made? Will she treat it with some urgency?

Photo of Mrs Barbara Castle Mrs Barbara Castle , Blackburn

I am aware that this is an important piece of legislation and I congratulate my hon. Friend on his success in getting it through the House. I assure him that no time will be lost in preparing the regulations but this is a very detailed and technical matter. I ask him to have a little patience, as it is not many weeks since the Act was put on the Statute Book.