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The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Occupational Health and Safety

15 Nov

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Occupational Health and Safety kicked off its 2010/11 programme on 9th November with a hard hitting meeting featuring a presentation by Lord Young on his review of health and safety and compensation and a discussion on the impact of the deficit reduction on HSE and local authorities regulatory and other work. 

Jim Sheridan MP, the new APPG chair, together with Ian Lavery MP and Lisa Nandy MP, closely examined Lord Young on the potential impact of the government’s reforms on the country’s health and safety performance and set out their concerns about proposed changes to RIDDOR injury reporting requirements and the easing of risk assessments on small low risk businesses. Lord Young was forthright in his responses as the MPs were in setting out their views.

 The British Safety Council,  which regularly attends the APPG meetings, had hoped that more MPs and Peers would take advantage of the opportunity to hear Lord Young first hand and share their views on his review and separate but equally important issue of cuts in HSE and local authority budgets for health and safety enforcement. The APPG will have a vital role to play in helping MPs and Peers influence the future direction of travel.        

For a full list of APPG members, click here>>

Neal Stone, Head of Policy and Public Affairs