§ Mr. Litherland
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many employers were prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 during the years 1979–80; how many prosecutions were successful; and what was the average fine imposed following the establishment of guilt.
Prosecutions by or for Health and Safety Commission enforcement authorities 1979 Number of cases Number of informations Number of convictions Average fine per conviction £ HSC/HSE prosecutions relating to duties of employers 1,169 2,111 1,945 195 Local authority prosecutions* 210 303 253 — * May include some prosecutions relating to duties of employees, self-employed persons, landlords etc. No information is available about fines in local authority cases.