§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many HSE investigations into the deaths of(a) people at work and (b) members of the public have resulted in the prosecution of a company director or senior manager in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Nicholas Brown
[holding answer 21 November 2002]: HSE's validated prosecution statistics do not identify cases against individual directors and senior managers following fatal incident investigations. HSE have already recognised the need to address this shortfall in their information systems. They set up a new system in April 2002 that will enable them to accurately capture and provide this information for future years.