March 2005, the Government published a draft
bill to reform the law of manslaughter in England
and Wales. This is 9 years since the Law Commission
published its report in 1996 recomending a new
offence of 'corporate killing', and five years
since the Government published its first consultation
document in 2000.
period of consultation finished in June 2005.
In July, the Home Affairs and the Work and Pension
Select Committees of the House of Commons took
written and oral evidence about the bill.
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response to the Draft Bill
Briefing on 2005 Draft Bill