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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 19th March 2008

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Health and Safety (Offences) Bill

 

Fines

 

Andrew Selous

 

Angela Watkinson

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, there is

 

inserted—

 

“33A (1)  

The level of the applied, subject to the maximum stipulated in

 

Schedule 3A, shall be determined amongst other relevant

 

considerations by the financial assets and income of the person or

 

employer concerned.

 

      (2)  

The maximum fines in Schedule 3A shall be increased, on 1st January,

 

annually by the increase in the general level of earnings for the year to

 

the previous 31st March.’.

 

Offences

 

Andrew Selous

 

Angela Watkinson

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘After section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, there is

 

inserted—

 

“33B (1)  

Crown bodies shall be subject to statutory enforcement of this Act

 

including prosecution.

 

      (2)  

Imprisonment for offences listed in Schedule 3A shall be confined to

 

those health and safety cases where, in the opinion of the magistrates

 

or judges concerned, the case involves,


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 19th March 2008                  

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Health and Safety (Offences) Bill, continued

 
 

(a)    

recklessness about the possibility of serious harm,

 

(b)    

deception intended to undermine enforcement,

 

(c)    

the deliberate creation of serious risks with a view to profit, or

 

(d)    

serious neglect leading to major injury or death.’.

 


 
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