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Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 46079, tabled on 12 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the capability of the Health and Safety Executive to discharge its responsibilities during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answered on

21 May 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is playing a crucial role in the Government’s response to covid-19, including its continued work with trade unions, employers and stakeholders to help ensure workplaces are safe environments. The Government is making additional funding available to support covid-19 activity. Ministers meet regularly with senior officials from HSE to discuss how it is discharging its responsibilities during the covid-19 outbreak.