To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the level of profit earned by the Health and Safety Laboratory in each of the last five years.
The Science Division does not make a profit. The primary objective is to undertake research and investigations on HSE’s behalf. Revenue is generated through the provision of workplace health and safety research, training and consultancy in order to maintain capability and reduce dependency on taxpayer funding. In line with HM Treasury’s Managing Public Money, all such work is charged on a full cost recovery basis. Revenue generated contributes to the total running cost of HSE.