Select Committee on Regulatory Reform Second Report


Appendix B

Letter from the Department for Work and Pensions to the Inquiry Manager of the Committee: response to request for information

I refer to your letter dated 6 February regarding the above. In answer to your queries:

1. All HSC Commissioners are appointed through open competition in accordance with guidelines set down by the Office of the Commissioner of Public Appointments. A wide range of bodies are informed of vacancies when they arise. The type of organisation consulted depends on the appointment, for example, the most recent appointment from the local authority sector involved consultation with a range of bodies representing local authorities.

2. The current remit of Commissioners does not give them responsibility for a range of key functions expected of non-executives, including monitoring of financial and operational performance. The merger will create responsibilities in these and other areas and will allow for better challenge and support for the executive team in line with modern governance arrangements in the public sector.

3. Cost issues are covered in the Explanatory Document (ED) paragraphs 19-20 and Annex C paragraph 21. To amplify what is said there, the costs are almost entirely staff time - mainly from the small policy team running the project and HSE's legal advisers. We estimate the total cost for the current and previous financial year to be no more than £250,000, which has come from existing financial provision. As to future costs, the name 'Health and Safety Executive' is being retained and there will be no 'rebranding' costs.

4. The HSC consultation ran from 5 December 2006 to 5 March 2007. The consultees and the names of those  who responded are set out in Annex 1. Some of the respondents who commented on-line provided very little information on their identity.

5. Apart from the British Safety Industry Federation, the other organisations were sent both consultation documents. CIEH responded to the HSC consultation. HSE has good working relations and regular contact with all these organisations. We are confident that if they had concerns over the merger they would have expressed them.

6. This has been done through the HSE trade unions and the Whitley Council process. All HSE staff have been briefed and given the opportunity to express their views. Like many other organisations they have been concerned to preserve the independence of authorised officials to make individual enforcement decisions. The approach to this is set out in the ED at Part B to the proposal, paragraphs 40-47. The trade unions have not registered any concerns with this approach.

7. The effectiveness of the merger will be regularly reviewed by both the new body and ministers through the normal course of business. The effectiveness of the new body and how the new arrangements are working will be form part of routine liaison meetings with key stakeholders, including the TUC, CBI and Local Government Association. Additionally the non executives of the new body are in a position to feedback and consult on the performance of the new body to the stakeholders they work with.

8. The changes to the functions and powers of the new Executive, as compared to those of the current Commission and Executive, are those proposed in paragraphs 3.8 to 3.31 of the Ministerial Consultation Document, and in paragraphs 38 to 41 and 46 and Part F of the ED. These are summarised in Annex 2.

9. As is the usual practice in relation to any Statutory Instrument which amends primary legislation, there has been an iterative process between HSE lawyers and Parliamentary counsel. This is to ensure that the resulting amended primary legislation remains properly drafted. The draft Order was only submitted for Parliamentary scrutiny once this position had been reached. As you aware, some further corrections are taking place following comments from House of Lords Committee lawyer.

10. When the Health and Safety Bill was introduced into Parliament it outlined proposals for a Commission and Executive. Why a policy decision was made not to adopt the Robens model is not known. However, the Bill did receive cross party support and passed through the Parliamentary process during the time of change of governments and two general elections in 1974.

Supplementary question - RoSPA were in fact consulted on both occasions. However, in both documents they are listed under their full name and therefore appear in the alphabetical listing at 'T'.

If you have any further queries do not hesitate to contact me.

12 February 2008

Annex 1

Question 4 from House of Commons Regulatory Reform Committee

The following individuals, groups or organisations were sent HSC consultation document 'A stronger voice for health and safety':
Rear Admiral ADH Matthews Nuclear Defence Logistics Organisation (Abbeywood)  
Sally Pritlove  
Nick Ryall A Ryall & Son (Contractors) Ltd  
Mike Salter Abbot Group 
John Taylor Acas 
Diane Macaulay Accenture HR Services  
Ged Nicholls Accord 
Richard Hill ACO Technologies  
Deborah Arnott Action on Smoking & Health  
Karen Pearson Active Research  
Dr David J Knowles ADAS UK Ltd  
John Edwards Advantage West Midlands (West Midlands Development Agency)  
 African Caribbean Business Network  
 Age Concern England 
 Age Positive Team 
Jake Vowles Agricultural Engineers Association  
Ian Grice Alfred McAlpine Capital Projects  
Jason Dennis Alliance of Independent Retailers  
Samir Brikho AMEC plc 
Mel Ewell Amey Infrastructure Services  
Derek Simpson Amicus 
Peter Simpson Anglian Water Group  
Tony Trahar Anglo American plc  
Simon Garland Anglo Holt Construction Ltd  
John Crum Apache North Sea Limited  
Peter Pritchard ASDA 
 Asian Business Association  
Khalid Saifullah Asian Business Federation  
George Weston Associated British Foods plc  
Bo Lerenius Associated British Ports Holdings plc  
Dave Bennett Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen  
M Kreuzer Association of British Healthcare Industries  
Nick Starling Association of British Insurers  
Stephen Haddrill Association of British Insurers  
Ken Jones Association of Chief Police Officers  
Nelson Ogunshakin Association of Consulting Engineers  
 Association of Electricity Producers  
Linda Riseborough Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners(UK)  
Lorraine Gwinnutt Association of Personal Injury Lawyers  
Douglas Bloomfield Association of Port Health Authorities  
Doru Athindoru Association of Teachers and Lecturers  
Mike Murray Association of the British Pharmaceuticals Industry  
Sally Hunt Association of University Teachers  
Eric Teasdale Astra Zeneca PLC  
David Brennan AstraZeneca plc  
Antony McKeon Audit Commission  
Steve Bundred Audit Commission  
Dr Andrew Jupp AWE 
Peter Heathershaw AWG Construction Services Ltd  
Nicolas Moreau AXA Insurance  
Ian Cheshire B & Q plc  
Stephen Nelson BAA plc 
N McKenna Babcock Engineering Services  
Peter Rogers Babcock International Group plc  
Nia Taylor Backcare 
Ian McIntosh BAE Systems Land Systems  
Neil Driver BAE Systems Land Systems  
Murray Easton BAE Systems Marine Ltd  
Richard E Crawford BAE Systems Marine Ltd  
Ian Tyler Balfour Beatty 
Sally Brearley Balfour Beatty  
Chris Reynolds Barclays Bank  
Jacquie Hill Barclays plc  
John Varley Barclays plc 
Malcolm Clarke Baxall Construction Ltd  
Stephen Kelly BBC 
Robert Armour BE Group Plc  
Williams A Coley BE Group Plc  
Anne-Marie Hamilton Beds County Training Ltd  
Ian Hewitt BG Group plc 
Charles Goodyear BHP Billiton plc  
Huw Watkins Bic Innovation  
Mohammed Younis Bhatti Birmingham Asian Business Association  
Gurjeet Kaur Bains Birmingham Chamber of Commerce & Industry  
Rob Adams Birse Civils 
Angela Barker Birse Civils Limited  
Mike Parker BNFL 
Mark Morant BNFL Magnox 
Steve Cooper BOC Gases 
Tony Isaac BOC Group plc 
Richard Baker Boots plc 
Rae Borras Borras Construction  
Bob Johnston Bovis Lend Lease  
Roger Alesbury BP Amoco PLC  
John Browne BP plc 
 BP plc 
John Colley BPB 
Simon Russell Brett Construction  
Ian Jones British Agricultural & Garden Machinery Assn  
Willie Walsh British Airways plc  
Francis Morrall British Ceramic Confederation  
Sally Low British Chambers of Commerce  
Doug Leech British Chemical Distributors & Traders Association Ltd  
John Stinton British Cleaning Council  
Wayne Smith British Coatings Federation Limited  
 British Deaf Association  
Roger Mason British Furniture Manufacturers Association  
David Workman British Glass  
Declan Moore British Glass  
Dr Paul Holmes British Gypsum Limited  
John Dyson British Hospitality Association  
James Clark British Industrial Truck Association  
Ian R Fielder British Institute of Facilities Management  
Colin Beaumont British International Freight Association  
Stephen Hester British Land plc  
Tony Bourne British Medical Association  
Lawrie Haynes British Nuclear Group  
Brian Kazer British Occupational Health Research  
 British Occupational Hygiene Society  
Oliver Madge British Pest Control Association  
Peter Davis British Plastics Federation  
Cameron McLatchie British Polythene Industries plc  
Dale Wallis British Printing Industries Federation  
Michael Johnson British Printing Industry Federation  
 British Safety Council 
 British Sikh Federation 
James Murdoch British Sky Broadcasting plc  
John Dorken British Tyre Manufacturers Association  
Richard Lambert British Woodworking Federation  
Nigel Bryson Bryson Consulting  
Sarah Cudmore BSRIA 
David Wallington BT Group  
Dame Deirdre Hine BUPA Foundation  
Catherine Sermon Business in the Community  
Sandra Brusby Business Link Cheshire & Warrington  
Brian Lightowler Business Link Cumbria  
Clive Memmott Business Link Lancashire  
Terry Leyland Business Link SY  
Mike Hill Business Skills Northwest  
Peter McCormick C E Electric UK  
Gary Thornton C Spencer 
Graham Medcroft c/o Edmund Nuttall Ltd  
Des Crampton c/o Port Skills and Safety  
Kerry Ross c/o Warburtons Ltd  
Graham Roberts c/o Weaver Vale Housing Trust  
Jitinder Kohli Cabinet Office  
Rick Haythornthwaite Cabinet Office  
William Sargent Cabinet Office  
Todd Stitzer Cadburys Schweppes plc  
Martine Hanford Campbell Soup  
Paul Pindar Capita Group plc  
Wayne Jones Cardiff and SEWales Occupational Health Safety Group  
Professor David Walters Cardiff University  
John Carey Carey Group plc  
John McDonough Carillion 
Neil Maycock Carillion plc  
Colin Donnelly Carlsberg UK Ltd  
John Parker Cast Metals Federation  
Stephen Ratcliffe CC 
Chris Morley CCG 
Mark Orsley CE Electric UK  
Sam Laidlaw Centrica plc  
Mike Ashton Chamberlink 
Roger Flanagan Chartered Institute Of Building  
Graham Jukes Chartered Institute of Environmental Health  
Geoff Armstrong Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development  
Vicky Right Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development  
Donna Payne Chartered Society of Physiotherapy  
Colin Chambers Chemical Industries Association  
Stephen Elliot Chemical Industries Association  
Jan Burns Cheshire County Council  
John Lawson Chevron Upstream Europe  
 Child Accident Prevention Trust  
Peter Andrews Church Farm  
Kevin Fear CITB- Construction Skills  
David Harker Citizens Advice Bureau  
Mike Bell Civil Aviation Authority,  
Melvin Samuel Clinical Sciences Building  
Mark Atkinson Clugston Construction  
Roy Butcher Clugston Construction  
John Hutchings Cold Storage Distribution Federation  
Dr David Wright CBE Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association  
 Commission for Racial Equality  
 Commonwealth Jewish Council  
Dave Joyce Communication Workers Union  
Billy Hayes Communications Workers Union  
Rob Sneddon Community 
Paul Gates CBE Community Union  
John Cridland Confederation of British Industry  
Richard Lambert Confederation of British Industry  
Michael Roberts Confederation of British Industry  
Emma Watkins Confederation of British Industry (Wales)  
Prof Russel Griggs CBI, Growing company forum in Scotland  
Andrew Brand Confederation of Paper Industries  
Dr Martin Oldman Confederation of Paper Industries  
Adrian Askew Connect 
David Hardy Considerate Constructors Scheme  
Bob White Constructing Excellence  
Don Ward Constructing Excellence  
Shelley Atkinson-Frost Construction Confederation  
Tim Faithfull Construction Equipment Association  
Graham Watts Construction Industry Council  
Peter Lobban Construction Industry Training Board  
Sir Michael Latham Construction Industry Training Board  
Michael Ankers Construction Products Association  
Rory Mair Convention of Scottish Local Authorities  
James Fowlie Convention Of Scottish Local Authorities  
Philip Peacock Corus 
Philippe Varin Corus Group plc  
Sally Pugh Williams Corus Wales and the West  
Andrew Wyllie BSc, MBA, FICE, Ceng Costain Group plc  
Stephen Terrell Coulson Building Group  
Charles Cochrane OBE Council of Civil Service Unions  
Mike Phelan Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  
Craig Lewis Craig Lewis 
Stephen Morris Cruden Construction Ltd  
Brian Adams CSCS Ltd 
Rick Green Cumbrian Industrials  
Arthur Smart CWU East Midlands Branch  
Dr Tom Smith Davas Ltd 
Leo Quinn De La Rue plc 
Adrian Dyball Dean & Dyball Construction  
Anne Hemming Department for Communities and Local Government  
Sally Brooks Department for Education and Skills  
Helen Ghosh Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs  
Andrew Burchell  Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs  
David Rowlands Department for Transport  
Simon Webb Department for Transport  
Adam Sharples Department for Work & Pensions  
Alison Scott Department for Work & Pensions  
Dr Bill Gunnyeon Department for Work & Pensions  
Leigh Lewis Department for Work & Pensions  
Philip White Department for Work & Pensions  
David Nicholson (CBE) Department of Health  
Hugh Taylor Department of Health  
Dr Fiona Adshead Department of Health  
Dr Maggie Tomlinson Department of Health  
Dr Naomi Brecker Department of Health  
Peter Coates Department of Health  
Sir Brian Bender Department of Trade and Industry  
Bernard Carter Department of Trade and Industry  
Dr Dennis Walker Department of Trade and Industry  
John Alty Department of Trade and Industry  
Peter Waller Department of Trade and Industry  
Richard Chamberlain Department of Trade and Industry  
Tim Soane Department of Trade and Industry  
Tony Mulcahy Department of Trade and Industry  
Stephen Quinn Dept for Enterprise, Trade and Investment  
Kristin McCarthy Developing Patient Partnerships  
Dr D Gilbert Devonport Management Ltd  
Frank Francis Devonport Management Ltd  
Hugh Grayson Dew Pitchmastic  
Paul Walsh Diageo plc 
 Disability Rights Commission  
Commodore Andrew McFarlane DNSR  
R Golze Doncaster Chamber of Commerce  
Dave Ayre Dorset County Council  
Tony Thorne DS Smith plc 
Andrew Sparke Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council  
Michael Carter E G Carter & Co Ltd  
Fiona Stark E.ON plc 
David Evans East Lothian Council  
Andrew Foster East Midlands Centre of Excellence  
Chris Allison East Midlands Centre of Excellence  
Julie Slatter East Midlands Centre of Excellence  
J Moore East Midlands Development Agency  
Angela Grasby  East Riding Council  
Ray Webster easyJet plc 
Vincent de Rivaz EDF Energy  
Peter Brooks Edmund Nuttall Ltd  
Robert Treadgold Edmund Nuttall Ltd  
Louise Wilson Educational Institute of Scotland  
Alan Wood EEF, The Manufacturers Organisation  
Gary Booton EEF, The Manufacturers Organisation  
Martin Temple EEF, The Manufacturers Organisation  
Neil Shaw EKOS Consulting  
Paul Reeve Electrical Contractors' Association  
Dr Ian A Wright Employee Health Management  
 Employers Forum for Disability  
 Employers Forum on Age 
Steve Sumner Employers Organisation for Local Government  
Nick Goodall Energy Networks Association  
Peter Coyle Energy Networks Association  
John Fidler English Heritage  
Mark Ashworth Enterprise Centre  
Barbara Young Environment Agency  
Paul Leinster Environment Agency  
Todd Holden Enworks 
Jenny Watson Equal Opportunities Commission  
Judy Franks Equity 
Tom Moon ESHA 
George Wedgwood European Metal Recycling Ltd  
Richard Gowland European Process Safety Centre  
Marc Sapir European Trade Union Institute for Research, Education and Health and Safety  
Alan Brown Exxon Mobil 
Nicky Wilkins Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians  
Prof Dave Rogers Faculty of Science  
Barry Oliver  Federation of Master Builders  
Carol Undy Federation of Small Businesses  
John Walker Federation of Small Businesses  
Rory Mackail Federation of Small Businesses  
Christoper Kelly Financial Ombudsman Service  
John Harvey Firs & Byfield Mines Complex  
Yvonne Malley First Business Support  
Jonathon Baume First Division Association  
Deirdre Hutton Food Standards Agency  
John Russell Freight Transport Association  
Richard Turner Freight Transport Association  
Jackie Bazeley Furniture, Furnishings & Interiors National Training Organisation  
Nigel Northridge Gallaher plc  
Bob Merriman Galliford Northern  
Greg Fitzgerald Galliford Try Plc  
David Spilsbury GE Sensing  
A T Gillies Gillies Associated Limited  
Joanne McCartney GLA 
Mike Brooker Glas Cymru Cyfyngedig  
Ian Lavery Glasgow City Council  
Ian Lee GlaxoSmithKline plc  
Danny Duggan Gleeson MCL 
John McClean GMB 
Paul Kenny GMB 
Trudi Elliott Government Office of the West Midlands  
Alasdair Cox Grampian Country Food Group  
Toby Courtauld Great Portland Estates plc  
Peter Morton Greater Merseyside Business Link  
Michael Wright Greenstreet Berman  
Sir Michael Darrington Greggs plc  
Nick Buckles Group 4 Securicor plc  
John Peace GUS plc 
Mike Bowyer Halliburton 
Dr John Harrison Hammersmith Hospital  
Andrew Smith Hampshire County Council  
David Szymanski Hanson Building Products  
Alan Murray Hanson plc 
James Crosby HBoS plc 
 Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland  
John Stather Health Protection Agency  
Frances Molloy Health@Work  
Steve Bell Healthy Working Lives  
Anna Walker Healthcare Commission  
Stephen Wilkinson Heathrow Airport Ltd  
David Nisbet Henry W. Pollard & Sons Ltd  
Martin Blake Henry W. Pollard & Sons Ltd  
Howard Baggaley Herbert Baggaley Construction Ltd  
Sean Barry Herbert H Drew & Son Ltd  
Clara Arokiasamy Heritage Lottery Fund  
Colin Melvin Hermes Iequity Ownership Service Ltd  
Alistair Dodds Highland Council  
Archie Robertson Highways Agency  
Paul Mitchell Highways Agency  
 Hindu Council UK 
Julia MacMillan HM Treasury  
Mrs Jane Standerwick Holistic Services  
Sir David Normington Home Office  
Janine Mills Hotel and Catering International Management Association  
Baroness Anne Gibson of Market Rasen OBE  House of Lords 
Steven Douglas Housing Corporation  
Michael Geoghegan HSBC Holdings plc  
Linda Elliss Humberside Occupational Health and Safety Association  
Mike Newton Hutton Construction Ltd  
John McAdam ICI plc 
Bob Gauld Icopal 
Simon Franklin Imperial College Reactor Centre  
Gareth Davies Imperial Tobacco plc  
Trevor Evans Institute of Chemical Engineers  
Geraint Day Institute of Directors  
Michael P Large Institute of Directors  
Dr Philip Woodhead Institute of Occupational Medicine  
J Thurston Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine  
Steve Fowler  Institute of Risk Management  
Gordon Masterton Institution of Civil Engineers  
Neil Budworth  Institution of Occupational Safety & Health  
Rob Strange Institution of Occupational Safety & Health  
Michael Dickson Institution of Structural Engineers  
Paul Hopkin International Institute of Risk and Safety Management  
Hugh Williams International Marine Contractors Association  
Philip Cox International Power plc  
Adrian Ringrose Interserve plc  
Ruth Spellman Investors in People UK  
John Plumb IPF 
John Breheny J Breheny Contractors  
Jim Harrison J E Harrison Builders (Kirkham) Ltd  
Justin King J Sainsbury plc  
John Cope J W Cope & Co (H&S Consultants)  
Richard Neall Jackson Civil Engineering  
John Patterson  JCB World Headquarters  
Pierce O'Shea John Sisk & Son Ltd  
Neil Carson Johnson Matthey plc  
Emma Howard Boyd Jupiter Asset Management  
Peter Kilbane Keighley Worksafe  
Kevin Whiteman Kelda Group plc  
John Dodds Kier Group Plc  
Gerry Murphy Kingfisher plc  
Dr Kevin Holland-Elliott King's College Hospital  
Vicky Stratford Kirklees Business Partnership  
Derek Allen LACORS 
Geoffrey Theobald LACORS 
Mark Duval LACORS 
Stephen Walsh Lancashire Textile Manufacturers Organisation  
Francis W Salway Land Securities plc  
Malcolm Gillespie Learning and Skills Council  
Mark Haysom Learning and Skills Council  
Tim Briggs Leeds Metropolitan University  
Tim Breedon Legal and General plc  
 Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers  
Jiva Odedra Leicester Asian Business Assoc  
Eric Daniels Lloyds TSB Group plc  
Rod Milicevic  LMC Group 
Lord Bruce-Lockhart Local Government Association  
Paul Coen Local Government Association  
Jan Parkinson Local Government Employers  
 Local Government Personnel Association  
Peter Bishop Local Government Task Force  
Michael Cassidy London Chamber of Commerce  
Martin Pilgrim London Councils  
Manny Lewis London Development Agency  
Dr Olivia Carlton London Underground  
John Hanley Mace 
David Mason Magnox Electric  
Stanley Fink MAN Group plc  
Ken Dodd Manchester Airport plc  
Professor Cary Cooper Manchester School of Management  
Paul Byard Manufacturing Advisory Service  
Graham Holden Marshalls 
Mike Stott May Gurney 
David Sterry May Gurney  
E.J. McPhillips McPhillips (Wellington)  
Professor Colin Blakemore Medical Research Council  
Bill Norris Mid Wales Manufacturing Group  
Philip James Middlesex University Business School  
Mr Dave Hickman Miller Homes Limited  
Gary Rasch Mind 
Ian Andrews Ministry of Defence  
Jim McLay Ministry of Defence  
Leo Yip Seng Cheong Ministry of Manpower  
 M J Fuller and Associates  
Peter Dunt MOD DE 
Graham Grundon Morgan Est  
John Morgan Morgan Sindall Plc  
Paul Smith Morgan Sindall plc  
David Tydeman Morrison plc  
 Muslim Council of Britain  
Chris Keates NASUWT 
John Bamford NATFHE 
Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan National Assembly for Wales  
John Findlay National Association of Local Councils  
 National Farmers Union 
Adam Mallalieu National Grid Gas plc  
Roger Urwin National Grid plc  
J Davidson National Pest Technicians Association  
Richard Edy National Tyre Distributors Association  
Steve Craig National Union of Marine, Aviation and Shipping Transport Officers  
Steve Kemp National Union of Mineworkers  
Phil Dee National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers  
Steve Todd National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers  
Sarah Lyons National Union of Teachers  
Dr Ian Roxburgh NDA 
Glyn Jones NE Wales Occupational Safety Group  
John Abbott Network Rail 
Jan Worthy NHS Employers 
Mike Britch Norfolk Property Services  
Jo Boaden North East Assembly  
Maria Sanderson North Lincs Health and Safety Group  
Pat O'Driscoll Northern Foods plc  
George Partridge Northern TUC Health and Safety Forum  
Stewart Begg Northumberland Industrial Safety Association  
Lisa Jones Northwest Food Alliance  
David Threlfall Npower 
Mick Lunn Nufarm UK Limited  
Ron Powell NW Association OHSGs  
Prof Mark Bellis NW Public Health Observ  
Dr John Ballard Occupational Health at Work Journal  
John Manos Occupational Health Review  
Roger Brunt OCNS 
Richard Shone Octel Corporation  
Melvin Hughes ODPM 
Sue Reid ODPM 
Bill Emery Office of Rail Regulation  
Linda Williams Office of Rail Regulation  
Moira Jones Office of Rail Regulation  
David Adamson OGC 
David McMeehan OGC 
John Oughton OGC 
Peter Fanning OGC 
Simon Robinson OGC 
Stephen Giles Oil & Gas Independents Association  
Roy Mcnulty Olympic Delivery Authority  
Alan Clark One NorthEast 
Dr Jacqueline Jeynes OPAL Services  
David Goldstone Partnership for schools  
David Robinson PD Ports plc  
David Bell Pearson plc 
Brian Pettifer Pettifer Construction Ltd  
John Brazier PICON 
Stuart Chambers Pilkington plc  
Prof George Griffin  
Paul noon Prospect 
Mark Tucker Prudential Plc  
Pam Cole Public & Commercial Services Union  
Mark Serwokta Public & Commercial Services Union  
Phil Madeline Public and Commercial Services Union  
 Public Private Partnership Programme  
Dr Ken Boston Qualifications and Curriculum Authority  
Lynda Thompson Quarry Products Association  
Willie Patterson Quarry Products Association Scotland  
Keith Moorhead Raynesway Construction  
Stephen Fisher Repetitive Strain Industry Action  
Lars Emilson Rexam plc 
Leigh Clifford Rio Tinto plc  
John Rose Rolls-Royce plc  
Andy Haste Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc  
Cynthia Atwell Royal College of Nursing  
Maura Buchanan Royal College of Nursing  
Carol Bannister Royal College of Nursing & OH Nursing  
David Snashall Royal College of Physicians  
Janet Husband Royal College of Radiologists  
Mr Graham Robertson Royal Environment Health Institute of Scotland  
Tom Bell Royal Environment Health Institute of Scotland  
Jack Pringle Royal Institute of British Architects  
Graham Chase Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors  
Allan St John Holt Royal Mail  
Adam Crozier Royal Mail Group  
 Royal National Institute for the Deaf  
 Royal National Institute of the Blind  
Professor Richard Parish Royal Society for the Promotion of Health  
Harry Roels RWE Npower plc  
Bill Towl S&A Foods Ltd  
Richard Hulmes Safety Assessment Federation  
Ian Walsh Saint-Gobain Pipelines plc  
Anthony Langan Samaritans  
Steve Gay Scotia Gas Networks Plc  
Ian Marchant Scottish and Southern Energy plc  
David Smith Scottish Building  
Dr Campbell Gemmell Scottish Environment Protection Agency  
Sir John Elvidge Scottish Executive  
Allan Wilson MSP Scottish Executive  
Cathie Jamieson MSP Scottish Executive Justice Department  
Douglas Greig Scottish Executive  
Linda Shanahan Scottish Executive  
Steve Ryan Scottish Hazards Campaign Group  
Mr George Kirk Scottish Power  
Philip Bowman Scottish Power  
Ian Tasker Scottish Trade Union Congress  
 Seddon Group 
Peter Middleton Semiconductor Safety Association  
Prof Janet Bainbridge Senior Advisor Government & European Affairs  
Kevin Beeston Serco Group plc  
Colin Matthews Severn Trent plc  
Claire Western Shaw Trust  
Andrew Eddy Shell International Limited  
Mark Shepherd Shepherd Building Group Ltd  
Tom Dougherty Shipbuilding & Shiprepairers Association  
Bob Rennie Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd  
David Fison Skanska Construction Group Ltd  
Ian Coull Slough Estates plc  
Hilary Todd Society of Occupational Medicine  
John East Society of Occupational Medicine  
David Wait Society of Radiographers  
 Society of Radiological Protection  
David Clark SOLACE [Society of Local Authority Chief Executives]  
Dave Sparrock South Hook LNG Terminal Company Limited  
Julliet Williams South West of England Regional Development Agency  
Dr David Snashall St Thomas' Hospital  
Mel Fitzgerald Subsea 7 
Ann Jones Swansea and West Wales Occupational Safety Group  
Lawrence Waterman Sypol Ltd  
Tanya Heasman System Concepts  
Iain Napier Taylor Woodrow plc  
Terry Leahy Tesco plc 
Ian Beeby TGWU 
John Taylor TGWU 
Judy Cook  The Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (UK)  
 The British Safety Industry Federation  
Kevin Cubbage The Builders Merchants Federation  
Claire Sullivan The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy  
Dr Roger Haslam The Ergonomics Society  
 The Gender Trust 
Rob Shuttleworth The LP Gas Association  
Andrew Manly The Manufacturing Technologies Association  
Fiona Reynolds The National Trust  
Jack McConnell MSP The Office of the First Minister  
Guy Taylor The Risk Forum  
Roger Bibbins The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  
Tom Mullarkey The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  
Dr Karen McDonnell The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  
 The Runnymede Trust 
Brendan Barber Trade Union Congress  
Hugh Robertson Trade Union Congress  
Felicity Williams Trade Union Congress Wales  
Tony Woodley Transport & General Workers' Union,  
Susan Murray Transport and General Workers' Union  
Dave Wetzel Transport for London  
Richard Stephenson Transport for London  
Gerry Doherty Transport Salaried Staffs' Association  
Harry Frew UCATT 
John Carolin UK Hydrogen Association  
Bill Mayes UK Petroleum Industries Association  
Chris Hunt UK Petroleum Industries Association  
Ian Rodgers UK Steel 
Lady Barbara Thomas Judge  UKAEA  
Patrick Cescau Unilever plc  
John Hannett Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers  
Dave Prentis Unison  
Bob Kyle United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association  
Macolm Webb United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association  
Gordon Waters United Utilities plc  
Philip Green United Utilities plc  
Caroline Whittaker University of Glamorgan  
Prof Raymond Agius University of Manchester  
Professor Alan Gilbert University of Manchester  
Professor Frank Wright University of Warwick  
Professor Mansel Aylward Unumprovident Centre for Psychosocial and Disability Research  
Dr PJC Harding URENCO (Capenhurst) Ltd  
Helmut Engelbrecht URENCO Ltd  
David Alexander Veolia Water UK plc  
 Victim Support 
 Vodafone Group plc 
 Vodafone Group plc 
Paul Lester VT Group plc 
Paul Stokes Wakemans Ltd 
David Seal Wales Centre for Health  
Jeff Jones Wales Manufacturing Health and Safety Forum  
Paul Drechsler Wates Group Ltd  
Andrew Davies Welsh Assembly Government  
Edwina Hart Welsh Assembly Government  
Sir Jon Shortridge Welsh Assembly Government  
Steve Thomas Welsh Local Government Association  
Dr Rashmi Shuklar West Midlands Public Health Group  
Mr J Jacques West/North Yorkshire Construction Safety Association  
Sean Cusack Wincanton plc  
Hilda Palmer Windrush Millennium Centre  
Claude 'Chip' A S Hornsby Wolseley plc  
Dan O'Brien West Midlands Health and Safety Liaison Group  
Gil Edwards Women in Rural Enterprise  
 Women's National Commission  
Richard Bartrop Work at Height UK Ltd  
 Work Foundation 
Carol Lynch Worklife Support  
Anthony Acari Workplace Health Connect, Regional Stakeholder Council  
Keith Clarke WS Atkins 
Tom Riordan Yorkshire Forward  
Kevin Whiteman Yorkshire Water  

Chairs of HSC's Industry Advisory Committees
Professor George Griffin Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens  
Stephen Vranch Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee  
Huw Jones Textiles Industry Advisory Committee  
Les Philpott (HSE) Advisory Committee on Toxic Substances  
Liz Gibby (HSE) Agricultural Industry Advisory Committee  
Stephen Williams (HSE) Construction Industry Advisory Committee  
Dan Mitchell (HSE) Mining Industry Committee  
James Barrett (HSE) Printing Industry Advisory Committee and Paper and Board Advisory Committee  
Allan Davies (HSE) Petroleum Licensing Advisory Group  
Terry Aston (HSE) Rubber Industry Advisory Committee  

HSE's Trade Union Representatives
Bridget Edwards HSE First Division Secretary  
Bob Standing HSE Prospect Branch Membership Secretary  
Paula Brown HSE PCS National Branch Chair  
Chris Hurley HSE PCS Branch Secretary  
Jonathan Holvey TU Chair of National Whitley Committee  

The following groups, organisations or individuals responded to the HSC consultation or gave comments. There were also 26 respondents who wished their response to remain confidential:
Graham Smith Sheffield City Council Environment and Regulatory Services  
Carol Gilbert  
James Clark British Industrial Truck Association  
Neil Budworth Severn Trent Water  
David Natolie  
Garry Connell  
Andy Lewis Serco 
Michael Lavery  
John Derwent Derwent safety group  
Richard Altoft Richard Altoft and Associates Ltd  
Mike Walker Environmental Services Association  
Richard Neall Jackson Civil Engineering Ltd  
Clive Young Construction Sector Unit, DTI  
Richard Ash Engineering Construction Industry Association  
Dr Ray Hughes Moneamus Ltd  
Gary Gordon  
Bernie Taylor Doctrine and Bond  
Paul Lewis Police Federation of England and Wales  
Jennie Walsh Thompsons Solicitors  
Chris O'Leary Amicus, the union  
Mark Burns Lancashire Occupational Health And Safety Group (LOHSG)  
Caroline Skinner  
Paul Mitchell Highways Agency  
Matthew Cowan Professional Contractors Group Ltd  
Colin Chambers Chemical Industries Association  
Douglas Leech Chemical Business Association  
Paul Haxell  
Roger Bibbins ROSPA 
Paul Machin Picon 
David Thomas Construction Clients' Group  
Geraint Day Institute of Directors  
Lesley Calladne Serco Integrated Transport  
Marion Griffin Construction Health and Safety Group  
Hugh Robertson TUC 
Michael Moran  
Mr G Paterson The institution of engineering and technology  
Dr Philip Woodhead Institute of Occupational Medicine  
Shila Patel Chartered Institute of Environmental Health  
David Evans Society Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland  
Dr John W Cherrie British Occupational Hygiene Society  
Mickey Duck Lancashire Health and Safety Officer Group  
Professor Raymond Aguis  
Dave Joyce Communication Workers Union  
Roy Feltham Rune Associates Limited  
Dr John A East MBE The Society & Faculty of Occupational Medicine  
Susan Murray Transport and General Workers' Union  
Charlotte Meller LACORS 
Richard Jones Institution of Occupational Safety and Health  
John Masters  
Aidan Nelson Rail Safety and Standards Board  
Helen Rideout Prospect 
Andy Crawshaw Tarmac Limited  
Jessica Crellin Forum of Private Business (FPB)  
Mick Balfour GMB 
Richard Claugton Scottish Environment Protection Agency  
David Weir Association of Train Operating Companies  
David Adams Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT)  
Rosina Robson Federation of Small Businesses  
John Lewis Yorkshire and The Humber TUC  
Peter Carter Royal College of Nursing  
Mr W G Miller  
Jennifer Mitchell Unison 
Linda Riseborough AOHNP (UK), an association not employer  
Martin Bentley National Grid  
Madeleine Abas Health and Safety Lawyers' Association  
Valerie Cameron Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS)  
Jane Bugler the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)  
Dr Mayatt  
Mr D.J Western British Energy  
Clare Williams The Ergonomics Society  
Richard Lodge Birmingham City Council - Public Protection Committee  
Alison Galbraith The Scotch Whisky Association  
Alex McLeod  
Ian Draper, UK National Workstress Network  UK National Workstress Network 
DE Brown Brown Safety Eng  
Paul W. Jarvis RPS 
C James  
David Floyd Liftec Solutions Ltd  
Lilian McCartney  
a smith NR 
Gordon Eagle Professional Health and Safety Services  
Thomas Chan The Chinese Takeaway Association  
Alison Treacher The Stroke Association  
Tim Allison  
Chris Elliott  
Ian St Paul's Community Development Trust  
Stuart Page BBC 
g mayor BAE Barrow in Furness  
G Connell  
stevegay Scotia Gas Networks Plc  
Gary Smith  
Peter Cyril Sweett Ltd 
Sally Ramage  
Michael Smith London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine  
Mark Clayton Greater Manchester Police Federation  
Janet Asherson CBI 
Mark Careless IKEA 
John K Moore  
Frank Harrison  
Dr. Roger K. Bentley Astley Chemical+safety  
Adam Hurlock & Daughters Training Ltd  
Melvin Samuel Health Protection Agency  
NATALIE Brighton and Hove City Council  
Geoffrey Knipe  
Stuart H.M Government 
Derek Maylor  
Jane Crabtree Association for consultancy and Engineering  
Tony Edwards Balfour Beatty plc  
Lawrence Webb Costain Limited  
Professor Frank B. Wright   
D Walmsley CPT Confederation of Passenger Transport UK  
James McPartland  
Jackie Blackwell  
Christopher Gifford   
Peter Fanning Office of Government Commerce  
Julie Gillies National Pest Technicians Associations  
Keith Stanley National Union of Mineworkers  
Sally Ramage  
Amanoola Khayrattee  
Geoff Hooke British Safety Industry Federation  
Chris Bolt Office of Rail Regulation  
Michael Howard  
Louise Ward EEF - the manufacturers' organisation  
James Steatham Department of Health  
Ian McPherson United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association Limited  
Derrick Farthing E.ON UK plc  
Paul Lester VT Group services  
Chris Murphy The Chartered Institute of Wastes Management  
Michael Philips NASUWT 

Annex 2

The changes to the functions and powers of the new Executive, as compared to those of the current Commission and Executive

New Schedule 2 to HSWA, paragraph 7: Although (as now) the new Executive will be free to manage its own procedure as it sees fit, it will be required to consult the Secretary of State before making or revising its rules and procedures for dealing with conflicts of interests and must publish from time to time a summary of its rules and procedures. These new requirements as to how the Executive exercises its powers are intended to improve the transparency of the organisation by publicising the way the new Executive will carry out its business.

Section 14 HSWA: The Commission's powers in section 14 of the HSW Act to direct investigations and inquiries are adapted as a consequence of the new unitary structure, to enable the new Executive itself to investigate and make a special report, or authorise another person to investigate and make a special report. The new Executive (with the consent of the Secretary of State) can also direct an inquiry to be held.

This adaptation is a consequence of there being only one rather than two bodies involved, and is intended to allow the new Executive to remain impartial when it comes to these matters.

New Schedule 2 paragraph 9 (replacing current section 11(4) full-out words): Schedule 2 paragraph 9, provides that the new Executive will not be permitted to authorise its Chair or other members to exercise its powers make decisions concerning the enforcement of the relevant statutory provisions in a particular case, and is required to so authorise its members of staff to do so.

This adaptation is needed to help ensure that -as now - enforcement decisions in particular cases, including prosecutions, will continue to be taken by duly authorised officials. Currently, the Commission is prevented by section 11(4) of the HSW Act from giving directions to the Executive in relation to the enforcement of the relevant statutory provisions in a particular case. It is not possible to replicate this provision where there is no longer a dual structure, of Commission and Executive.

New Schedule 2 paragraph 9(4)

As required by section 4 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, the Executive's power to authorise the exercise of its functions by others does not include a power to authorise any person to legislate.

New sections 11(2)(c)(ii) and 18(4A) and (4B);

The Order modifies the way in which the Executive and local authorities should exercise their functions under sections 11 and 18 in three ways:

—First, section 11(2)(c)(ii) includes local authorities in the list of those in relation to whom the Executive is required to make arrangements to secure that they are provided with an information and advisory service.

—Second, new section 18 (4A) provides that the Executive must consult local authorities before issuing guidance to them under section 18(5), and

—Third, section 18(4B) imposes requirements on both the executive and local authorities to work together and cooperate in relation to the exercise of their functions as enforcing authorities.

Under HSWA, both local authorities and the Executive may be "enforcing authorities" responsible for enforcing health and safety requirements. The Order will transfer to the new Executive the Commission's function of providing guidance to local authorities as to local authorities' performance of their enforcement duties. These three requirements are designed to reflect the change in the relationship between the Executive and the local authorities.

Schedule 2 also reflects the changes to the size and composition of the new Executive, as compared with the Commission, mentioned in paragraph 8 of your letter. Additionally-

The Executive's power to determine its rules and procedures for dealing with conflict of interest is subject to the consent of the Secretary of State.

Schedule 2 provides for the executive to appoint a Chief Executive, whose role is set out in paragraph 10 of the Schedule and described in part E of the explanatory document.

There are also a number of purely consequential changes, for example the Executive's power to direct investigations and inquiries under new section 14 of HSWA, which is in substance the same as the Commission's power under current section 14, but has been adapted to reflect the fact that there will be only one statutory body involved.


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