HC Deb 25 March 1999 vol 328 c384W
Mr. Hepburn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to seek to introduce a new crime of corporate manslaughter. [78238]

Mr. Boateng

An inter-departmental working group of officials, which includes a member of the Law Commission, is currently considering the recommendations made in the Law Commission's report no. 237, "Legislating the Criminal Code: Involuntary Manslaughter", which includes the creation of a new offence of corporate manslaughter.

Once we have the group's conclusions we will consider how to take forward the recommendation on corporate manslaughter.