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Industrial Health and Safety

Health written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Conservative, Reading West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made on reviewing the health and safety regulations for which it is responsible since his appointment.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Lord Young's review of health and safety laws and the compensation culture, Common Sense Common Safety, carried out for the Prime Minister, was published on 15 October 2010.

Actions to implement Lord Young's recommendations are being taken forward across Government. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for implementing the recommendation to combine health and safety inspections and food safety inspections undertaken by local authorities and the other recommendations relating to food safety. This work is being taken forward by the FSA in line with the timetable set out in the report.

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