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ref date:30 Apr 2000 (TRA)
Public Safety compromised by tight fisted labour

A set of leaked reports from the Health and Safety executive (based in London) concerning funding for their abilities to preserve and enhance public safety in genetic engineering, nuclear and transport issues highlights how strapped they are for cash.

On document states: "The executive's overall judgment is that the pressures on the organisation are too great to be absorbed within the existing baselines [budget] . . . if the Treasury sticks to the line that no extra funds are available . . . the commission will have to have a full discussion with ministers about priorities."

This is how much labour cares for Scottish and English public safety. No wonder continuing nuclear leaks, train crashes and poorly monitored agro-business genetic crop trials are so haphazard!