Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2007: First Stage
That leave be granted to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to create the indictable offence of corporate manslaughter by an undertaking, to create the indictable offence of grossly negligent management causing death by a high managerial agent of the undertaking, and to provide for related matters.
This is very important legislation. Some 23 people have already died in the workplace so far this year. Some 50 people died last year and 74 the year before. Clearly this is essential legislation.