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Factories Acts (Breaches)

Volume 894: debated on Thursday 26 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many breaches of the Factories Acts occured in factories in (a) Merseyside (b) Kirkby and (c) Ormskirk in the last year for which figures are available.

The Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission regrets that this information is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many breaches of the Factories Acts in factories in (a) Merseyside (b) Kirkby and (c) Ormskirk have been the subject of prosecutions in the last year to the latest available date; in how many cases was the maximum fine imposed; and how many firms were prosecuted.

I have been informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that for the twelve month period ending 30th April 1975 the number of prosecutions for breaches of the Factories Act 1961 and associated regulations in factories in the areas of Merseyside, Kirkby and Ormskirk were as follows. No maximum fines were imposed.

Prosecutions (informations laid)Number of firms prosecuted
Merseyside4116
Kirkby*102
Ormskirk11
* Kirkby is part of the new Metropolitan County of Merseyside, and so the Kirkby figures are also included in those for Merseyside.