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Industrial Health and Safety and Productivity

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the safety, health and productivity of workplaces in the UK are maintained after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The Government has given a very clear commitment to protect workers’ rights as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. This includes health and safety in the workplace. The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 has led to the United Kingdom having one of the best records on health and safety at work in the world. We see no reason why this should change as the country leaves the EU.

The Government’s ambitious and modern Industrial Strategy sets out a long-term plan that will enable the UK to work more productively and boost the earning power of people, businesses, places and the nation as a whole.

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