The 1974 Health and Safety At Work Act requires all legislation to 'maintain or improve' existing conditions. The Government is devising ways to bypass this requirement - and indeed, Mr Rimington's own organisation.
If it is not of concern to Mr Rimington, it is surely of 'acute concern to the public' that the Government will have the powers to remove health and safety protection in the future as it sees fit, without the need to test it against the above criteria.
MP for Rother Valley (Lab)
House of Commons
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