To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the request made to her Department by the PCS union under Regulation 9 of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 to form a building-wide health and safety committee for 2 Marsham Street.
Trades Union representatives have been invited to attend the regular 2 Marsham Street House Committee meetings in the interests of constructive dialogue in relation to the spaces that are shared between the separate employers based in the building. This House Committee does not constitute a statutory safety committee as set out in Regulation 9 Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regs /Section 2(7) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This is in line with the fact that health & safety matters within each department’s area of occupancy are a delegated responsibility for the respective department. The Home Office already has a well-established health and safety committee in place for the purposes of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all staff and those who interact with our premises