HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 cc641-2W
Mr. Chris Smith

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will itemise the insurance benefits of and risks covered by the treasury indemnity certificate provided for employees of the Arts Council and other non-departmental public bodies; and in respect of the Arts Council, if the treasury certificate covers (a) claims for death or injury of persons visiting the South Bank centre, (b) sickness or injury of employees when abroad on official business and (e) fidelity cover for employees who handle cash or programme computers.

Mr. Brooke

The issue of exemption certificates to individual non-departmental public bodies under the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 is the responsibility of their sponsoring Departments. A certificate provides exemption from the statutory requirement for an employer to insure against liabilities for employees' injury or disease arising out of their employment in Great Britain. Other risks, including those mentioned in relation to the Arts Council, are subject to the rule that Government do not normally insure against the risk of any loss which would fall directly or indirectly on the Consolidated Fund.