HC Deb 27 April 2001 vol 367 c425W
Mr. Green

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what his policy is on introducing protection for whistleblowers who reveal that a company is breaking environmental laws. [158671]

Mr. Meacher

[holding answer 23 April 2001]The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 protects workers who make qualifying disclosures either to the employer or a prescribed person. The Department of Trade and Industry has published a guide to the Act (PL502) which is available on their website. Independent advice is available from the charity Public Concern at Work. I have no evidence that this does not provide protection for those who blow the whistle on companies which break environmental laws.