331. Control of the Executive by the Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State1 may at any time give to the Health and Safety Executive such directions as he thinks fit with respect to its functions (including directions modifying2 its functions, but not directions conferring on it functions other than any of which it was deprived by previous directions3) and such directions as appear to him requisite or expedient to give in the interests of the safety of the state4. The Executive must from time to time submit to the Secretary of State particulars of what it proposes to do for the purpose of performing its functions