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Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill


 

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Home Office, are published separately

as Bill 220—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Secretary John Reid has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the

Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide

Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

 

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Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Bill

 

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Contents

Corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide

1   

The offence

Senior managers

2   

Meaning of “senior manager”

Relevant duty of care

3   

Meaning of “relevant duty of care”

4   

Public policy decisions, exclusively public functions and statutory

inspections

5   

Military activities

6   

Policing and law enforcement

7   

Emergency services

8   

Child-protection and probation functions

Gross breach

9   

Factors for jury

Remedial orders

10   

Power to order breach etc to be remedied

The Crown etc

11   

Application to Crown bodies

12   

Application to armed forces

13   

Application to police forces

14   

Procedure, evidence and sentencing

15   

Transfer of functions

Miscellaneous

16   

DPP’s consent required for proceedings

17   

No individual liability

18   

Abolition of liability of corporations for manslaughter at common law

 

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General and supplemental

19   

Power to amend Schedule 1

20   

Orders

21   

Minor and consequential amendments

22   

Commencement and savings

23   

Extent and territorial application

24   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

List of government departments etc

Schedule 2   —   

Minor and consequential amendments

 
 

 
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