§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what experience and qualifications, and in particular what technical training, has the new director of the Health and Safety Executive, Mr. John Rimington.
§ Mr. Waddington
Mr. Rimington has not been appointed as director of the Health and Safety Executive but as the under-secretary in charge of a group of policy branches. This post, like others in the Health and Safety Executive, is open to people from a wide variety of backgrounds including administrators, inspectors and scientists. Prior to his appointment Mr. Rimington was a senior executive in the Manpower Services Commission and he has had a wide and varied career in the Department of Employment, the Board of Trade and in the Office of the United Kingdom Representative to the EEC.