Cameron: I’ll kill off health and safety for good
David Cameron, prime minister, comments on plans to kill the "health and safety monster":
"This coalition has a clear new year's resolution: to kill off the health and safety culture for good.
"I want 2012 to go down in history not just as Olympics year or Diamond Jubilee year, but the year we get a lot of this pointless time-wasting out of the British economy and British life once and for all.
"I think that will take a lot of fear out of the health and safety monster and make sure that businesses feel they can get on, they can plan, they can invest, they can grow without feeling they are going to be strangled by red tape and health and safety regulation."