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Employers Liability Insurance

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1)what discussions she has had with the Scottish Executive with regard to employers' liability insurance; [100578](2)what discussions she has had with the Department for Work and Pensions on its forthcoming report on employers' liability insurance. [100579]

The Scotland Office wrote to a number of organisations in Scotland to ensure that they were aware of the current review of employers' liability compulsory insurance. Both the Scotland Office and the Scottish Executive have received representations from the business community about this issue. We are ensuring that the Department for Work and Pensions are aware of the points made. DWP are keeping both the Scotland Office and the Scottish Executive closely informed about progress with the review. The Scotland Office is also a member of the Insurance Cover Working Group, set up by the Home Office, to consider issues facing the voluntary and community sector regarding insurance cover.