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Employers' Liability Insurance

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of companies with invalid or insufficient employers' liability insurance. (93779)

[holding answer 16 October 2006]: Research conducted for Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2003 indicated that less than 1 per cent. of companies had failed to take out employers’ liability (compulsory) insurance (ELCI).

HSE is not aware of any complaints concerned with deficiencies in ELCI policies, nor of any prosecutions brought by HSE under the ELCI Act on the grounds of insufficiency.