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Lord Whitty: The EU Employment and Social Policy Council has agreed a common position on the proposed Physical Agents (Vibration) Directive. Among other provisions, this would set a mandatory limit for exposure to whole body vibration of 1.15 metres per second squared (a measure of acceleration) averaged over an eight-hour period. The proposed directive would not directly regulate tractor seats, but modifying seats will in some cases be a way
What steps the Shadow Health Professions Council has taken to set minimum standards of competence; and[HL719]
What steps the Shadow Health Professions Council has taken to establish the duties and responsibilities attaching to its lay members.[HL720]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath): We understand that these are among the matters that the shadow council is currently considering. It is for it to develop and consult on its policies.
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