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1996 - PMQT Written Answers 1st July 1996

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 1st July 1996.


PRIME MINISTER:

Health and Safety

Mr. Ian McCartney: To ask the Prime Minister (1) what was the cost in each of the past five years of (a) sick pay and (b) compensation paid to employees of his Department or their families, or members of the public, as a result of (i) minor, (ii) major and (iii) fatal injuries related to the work of his Department, detailing incidents involving information technology and those involving expenditure of more than £5,000;

(2) on how many occasions in each of the past five years health and safety problems in his Department and its agencies have been reported via internal monitoring; and on how many occasions the Health and Safety Commission has become involved;

(3) how many (a) minor, (b) major and (c) fatal injuries have been suffered by staff in his Department and its agencies in work-related incidents in each of the past five years, showing in each year how many were related to information technology and giving details of all incidents involving fatalities;

(4) what was the cost in each of the past five years of rectifying working conditions that were the responsibility of this Department and its agencies, to bring them up to acceptable health and safety standards, detailing incidents involving information technology and additionally those involving expenditure of more than £5,000.

The Prime Minister: For these purposes, my office is part of the Cabinet Office. I refer the hon. Member to the replies given by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary, Office of Public Service, on 27 June, Official Report, columns 189-92.

Mr. McAvoy: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 27 June.

The Deputy Prime Minister: I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister is attending the G7 summit in Lyon.