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IMPROVING WORKPLACE SAFETY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 441A1: tabled on 22 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Michael Clapham on 19 November 2001. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

at end add', including the early introduction of a new offence of corporate manslaughter to help ensure that directors, particularly of larger companies, take safety seriously.'.

Original motion text

That this House is alarmed that last year 291 people were killed in the workplace, a massive 32 per cent. increase on the previous year; is concerned that in addition there were probably as many as 700 workers killed in work-related traffic incidents and over the same period there were 27,935 reported serious injuries; and believes it is now time for the Government to take action that will improve workplace safety, increase law enforcement and promote corporate accountability.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.