Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- Royal Assent 16 October, 2008 | 16.10.2008
Act of Parliament
|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.
- 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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