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ACCIDENT BOOKS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 441: tabled on 14 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House notes that the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979 state that an employer must have an accessible accident book if 10 or more people are employed; further notes that the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers has stated that issues relating to the availability of accident books are not uncommon, including individuals being told that the accident book cannot be found, or will be completed at a future time; expresses concern that this could reduce safety in the workplace; further expresses concern that without the accident book, individuals who have been injured may be prevented from accessing justice; and calls on the Government to strengthen regulations requiring that accident books are held by employers, including considering the introduction of a new criminal offence of not having an accessible accident book.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.