§ 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.