HC Deb 23 July 1996 vol 282 c138W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will include in section 14 of the Health and Safety at work, etc. Act 1974 a regulation to ensure that accident investigation reports are published and disseminated throughout the railway industry. [38545]

Mr. Watts

Section 14 already provides that the Health and Safety Commission may direct an investigation into an accident and publish a report. The commission's stated policy is to publish reports of serious accidents investigations carried out under the 1974 Act. In addition, the commission's railway industry advisory committee is examining existing arrangements for disseminating information gained from accident investigations.