HSE (Complaints) (Hansard, 3 December 1990)
HC Deb 03 December 1990 vol 182 c39W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans the Health and Safety Executive has to change its policy on investigating anonymous complaints.

Mr. Forth

The Health and Safety Executive has no current plans to change its policy on investigating anonymous complaints.

Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will indicate how far complaints to the Health and Safety Executive have increased over the last five years; and how much money the field operations division has received in each of the last five years.

Mr. Forth

Information about the number of complaints received by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is available only for the last four years. A comparison of the number of complaints received in the period 1 April 1986 to 31 March 1987 and 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1990 indicates an increase of over 80 per cent. HSE's field operations division was established only on 2 April 1990 with a budget of £50.5 million for 1990–91.

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