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Corporate Homicide Bill

This is a Bill to amend the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 to make provision about the offence of corporate homicide.

The Bill is at the second reading stage in the House of Commons, which gives MPs the first opportunity to debate the main principles of the Bill.

The Bill proposes inserting the following:

  • “An organisation to which this section applies is guilty of an offence if a responsible person acting within the scope of his or her employment by that organisation recklessly causes the death of a person."

  • “A “responsible person” is a person who supervises, manages or organises any person or activities on behalf of an organisation, or any part of the organisation, as part of his or her actual, ostensible or implied duties for the organisation.”

More information can be found here.

Parliament October 2021

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