Industrial Health and Safety: Directors

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Michael Clapham Michael Clapham Labour, Barnsley West and Penistone

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he is considering the introduction of statutory health and safety duties for company directors; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Anne McGuire Anne McGuire The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

holding answer 27 March 2008

Government are committed to promoting greater director leadership, and supports Health and Safety Commission efforts to achieve high standards of board level leadership through advice, guidance and enforcement.

Government are keeping the question of new legal duties for directors on health and safety under review.

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