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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2262A1: tabled on 18 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Robert Halfon on 17 October 2011. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from `letter' to end and add `and believes that the safety of all employees is paramount and that the HSE has effectively improved health and safety over the years of its existence.'.

Original motion text

That this House opposes the idea of charging small firms for health and safety inspections, as proposed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE); notes that there is a risk this could be seen as a way to raise revenue rather than improve compliance, as the Federation of Small Businesses has argued; further notes that the HSE's own calculations say that the cost to a small business could be at least 750 for each inspection that results in a letter; further notes that if implemented this could hit jobs and growth; and calls on the Government to resist red tape from the HSE and to do everything possible to help small British firms to prosper.