Business: Industrial Health and Safety

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 5th July 2011.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks Labour, Ochil and South Perthshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) if he will assess the merits of implementing the recommendation of the Davidson Review that the Health and Safety Executive should consider exempting the self-employed in low-risk sectors from certain health and safety legislation;

(2) what assessment he has made of the effect of the administrative burden of health and safety regulations on the priority given by businesses to (a) compliance with legislation and (b) the implementation of effective health and safety measures; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

holding answer 4 July 2011

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 28 June 2011, Official Report, column 727W, to my hon. Friend Andrew Bridgen.

The Department—the Better Regulation Executive in particular—has an established working relationship with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and I am delighted that this Government are implementing the recommendations from my noble Friend Lord Young of Graffhams recent review of Health and Safety in the UK.

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