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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER BILL [DRAFT]
Creates new offence of corporate manslaughter
Will make it easier for companies who have shown little or no regard for the safety of their workers or members of the public to be prosecuted for a specific and serious criminal offence
This is not about new standards. No new regulatory burdens will be placed companies, and those who already take their obligations under health and safety requirements seriously have nothing to fear
This is about corporate liability. The proposals will not target the criminal liability of individual directors. But where an individual is directly to blame, prosecutions will remain possible under existing law
This will deliver a manifesto commitment and is an important part of the Government's commitment to deliver clear laws and put victims at the heart of the criminal justice system
CORPORATE HOMICIDE CONSULTATION:
News from NLS's Safety Manager (25/08/2004):-
"Colleagues may be interested to learn that we achieved a record score of 97.13% during this years annual external audit by the British Safety Council. This result has been due in no small part to the efforts of the Trade Union Safety Reps on all our behalf during the course of this year."