HC Deb 14 July 1993 vol 228 cc544-5W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many cases of employers not providing proper employer liability insurance have been recorded in each of the last five years; and in how many cases directors have been prosecuted and convicted of an offence.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The Employers Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 (ELCI) is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Available information is set out in the following table:

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
B: Other cases of non-compliance
Number of cases in which non-compliance was identified but which did not lead to a prosecution 35 24 9 16 12

Information on whether any directors were prosecuted and convicted under ELCI (and the outcome of all prosecutions) is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.