Scotland: Burning Question
Westminster and the Scottish Parliament are poles apart over new legislation to combat workplace fatalities. But more effective enforcement of existing laws would make both sets of proposals unnecessary, argues David Leckie
Public debate has been raging for years over whether existing health and safety law adequately punishes corporations and key executives found guilty of health and safety failures resulting in fatalities. Now, finally, there are signs that the issue has been propelled to the top of the political agenda, both in Holy-rood and at Westminster.
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