§ Mr. Cryer
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if the Health and Safety Executive is satisfied that pneumatically operated safety screens now being installed on customer service counters by building societies can be operated with proper regard to the safety of staff and public; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Forth
The Health and Safety Executive's experience of this type of screen to date is not sufficient to allow them to comment on it. It is for employers and others with duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to ensure that equipment used in their undertakings does not put the health and safety of their staff or the public at risk.