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Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, session 2007-08

Last updated: 25 February 2009 at 13:32

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Long title

A Bill to revise the mode of trial and maximum penalties applicable to certain offences relating to health and safety

Summary

This Bill would amend Section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, to raise the maximum penalties available to the courts in respect of certain health and safety offences.

Key areas

  • Raises the maximum fine which may be imposed by the lower courts to £20,000 for most offences
  • Makes a prison sentence an option for most health and safety offences in lower and higher courts
  • Makes certain offences that can currently only go to trial in lower courts, triable in either the lower or higher courts.

Sponsors

Keith Hill
Labour
Streatham
Lord Grocott
Labour
Life peer

Current version of the Bill

Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008. c.20. HTML version.
5 November 2008

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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