Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

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Richard Hutchins

Dear Health and Safety Executive,

Can you please provide the following details:

1. Number of investigations undertaken with a view to bringing charges under Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,and pending.

2. Number of employees in relation to those companies as detailed in question 1. If not available, please provide relevant info e.g. small, small to medium, medium and large.

3. Number of companies charged with Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,and pending and Directors charged in association, detailing number of employees or as detailed in question 2.

4. Verdicts and penalties awarded as detailed in question 3, equating these with number of employees or as detailed in question 2.

5. Number of companies investigated under Question one where alternative charges were brought other than under Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act.

6. What were the primary reasons / barriers to investigate under Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, but bring charges under alternative legislation.

7. Number of applications under the Directors Disqualification Act 1985,covering period states in question 1, detailing if successful and time period of disqualification?

Yours faithfully.

Health and Safety Executive

Dear Mr Hutchins

Freedom of Information Request Reference No: 2012050409

Thank you for your request for information about:

1. Number of investigations undertaken with a view to bringing
     charges under Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act
     2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,and pending.
   
2. Number of employees in relation to those companies as detailed
     in question 1. If not available, please provide relevant info e.g.
     small, small to medium, medium and large.
   
3. Number of companies charged with Corporate Manslaughter and
     Corporate Homicide Act 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,and pending and
     Directors charged in association, detailing number of employees or
     as detailed in question 2.
   
4. Verdicts and penalties awarded as detailed in question 3,
     equating these with number of employees or as detailed in question
     2.
   
5. Number of companies investigated under Question one where
     alternative charges were brought other than under Corporate
     Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act.
   
6. What were the primary reasons / barriers to investigate under
     Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, but bring
     charges under alternative legislation.
   
7. Number of applications under the Directors Disqualification Act
     1985,covering period states in question 1, detailing if successful
     and time period of disqualification?

Your request was received on 14 May 2012 and I am dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act).

I am writing to advise you that following a search of our paper and
electronic records, I have established that the information you requested
is not held by the Health & Safety Executive. HSE is not responsible for
taking manslaughter prosecutions, but the information you requested may be
held by the Crown Prosecution Service and the Crown Office and Procurator
Fiscal Service.
               

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Kind regards

Steve Newman | Freedom of Information Unit
Health & Safety Executive | Knowledge Centre 1G.26 Redgrave Court, Merton
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