§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
I have been asked to reply.
The Code of Practice for Reducing the Exposure of Employed Persons to Noise was launched at a Press Conference by my hon. Friend held on 17th April. The Department has also published a free leaflet explaining the provisions of the Code which has been distributed by the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress to their member organisations.
My right hon. Friend, in a foreword to the Code of Practice, urged its adoption and implementation by everybody 228W in industry, and the CBI and TUC have welcomed its publication.
Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate have been instructed to bring the Code to the notice of industry on every possible occasion and to discuss it with management during special and routine visits to factories.