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I am a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for working at height. We recently published our review of the law and safeguards in place to protect those working at height. The debate secured today by the Chair of the APPG ensured us an opportunity to hold the UK Government to account and press them to adopt our proposals.

I asked a number of questions to the Minister, but the most important is how will he and his department reduce the number of fatalities of people working at height. 18% of all fatalities in the UK current at work are caused by a fall and although better than some of our neighbours in Europe we can still do better.