§ Angela Eagle
The Government share my hon. Friend's concern about the increase in the number of fatal accidents at work in 1996–97. In July, I approved the Health and Safety Commission's Plan of Work for 1997–98. The Plan of Work sets out the actions that the Commission and the Health and Safety Executive have agreed with me should be taken now and in the longer term to reduce fatalities, and more generally to promote health and safety in the workplace.