HC Deb 29 July 1988 vol 138 c797W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if, in the light of the recent events at the BBC, he will introduce legislation to make it a criminal offence to be negligent in regard to the spreading of Legionnaires' disease; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

I am informed that up to now the Health and Safety Executive has taken the view that the general duties imposed under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 would be sufficient in this regard. Further consideration is, however, being given to the recommendations in the Employment Committee's report "Legionnaires' Disease in the Working Environment".