HC Deb 30 July 1997 vol 299 c334W
Dr. Whitehead

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will make it her policy to require the inclusion of the insurer responsible for employers' liability insurance in each company's annual report; and if she will make a statement. [10523]

Angela Eagle

I have been asked to reply.

I am aware of concern about employees unable to trace the insurer responsible for employer's liability insurance where a company has gone into liquidation. We are taking forward work on possible options for dealing with this problem as part of our current review of employers' liability legislation. The solution suggested is one of those under consideration. The Law Commission is also considering third party rights against insurers where the insured has become insolvent and will be issuing a consultation document in the autumn.