§ Mr. Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Oxford, East on 4 April,Official Report, column 38, when he expects the Health and Safety Executive to conclude its investigation into repetitive strain injury.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The main results of the project investigating repetitive strain injury at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh were published by the institute in January 1989. I am arranging for a copy to be placed in the Library. A small follow-up study of keyboard operators is still in progress and it is hoped that the results will be available in September this year. The project at the university of Birmingham is also expected to report this September.