§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will provide a table setting out the penalties imposed by magistrates' courts and by Crown courts, respectively, upon companies and individuals, respectively, convicted of offences under the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act as at the latest date for which records are available.
§ Mr. John
Provisional figures for 1975, the latest available, of those proceeded against under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 are as follows:
NUMBERS OF COMPANIES AND PERSONS FOUND GUILTY AT MAGISTRATES' COURTS OF OFFENCES UNDER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ACT 1974—BY TYPE OF SENTENCE 1975 Sentence Found guilty Absolute discharge Conditional discharge Fine Companies 113 1 — 112 Persons 31 1 3 27 TOTAL 144 2 3 139
No companies or persons were tried at the Crown court for offences under the Act in 1975.