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Health And Safety At Work (Crown Immunity)

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received concerning the desirability of legislation to remove the Crown's immunity from enforcement and prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act; and if he will make a statement about his intentions on this matter.

Apart from representations from the Health and Safety Commission, the Government have received representations on Crown immunity from the TUC, some individual trade unions, and a number of hon. Friends and hon. Members. As far as the Government's intentions on this matter are concerned I have nothing further to add to what I said in reply to my hon. and learned friend the Member for Leicester, West (Mr. Janner) on 24th October [Vol. 955, c. 841] and 28th November [Vol. 959, c. 209.]