HC Deb 20 December 1999 vol 341 c374W
Mr. Dismore

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has received the conclusions of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Corporate Manslaughter; and if he will make a statement. [103580]

Mr. Boateng

We have received the report of the inter-departmental working group of officials which has been considering the recommendations made in the Law Commission's report no. 237, "Legislating the Criminal Code: Involuntary Manslaughter". The Law Commission's report included a recommendation that there should be a new offence of corporate killing.

We are considering the recommendations of the working group and will consult our colleagues on how to take the matter forward.