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Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Sponsors:
Keith Hill
Lord Grocott

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008. c.20. HTML version. 05.11.2008

Summary of the Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008

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.

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