Written Answers. - Bord na Móna Factory Inspections.

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asked the Minister for Labour the number of occasions on which officials of his Department visited (a) factories and (b) other works in Bord na Móna in each of the past three years; and if he will outline the provisions of the Safety in Industry Act 1980 under which inspections are carried out by his Department.

Bord na Móna premises coming within the scope of the Factories Act, 1955, and comprising factories, workshops and warehouses were visited on 20 occasions in 1977, 23 occasions in 1978 and 28 occasions in 1979.

Inspections are not carried out under any provisions of the Safety in Industry Act as that Act has not yet come into force.