Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (Commencement No.1) Order 2008 brings provisions of the Act into force
Implementation date: 6 April 2008
The Order brings into force from 6 April 2008 the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 to the extent that it is not already in force, other than s.2(1)(d) (duty owed to a person in custody, etc to be a relevant duty of care for the purposes of the Act) and s.10 (power to order conviction, etc to be publicised). Until such time as s.2(1)(d) is commenced, s.20, which abolishes the existing common law offence of gross negligence manslaughter by corporations, will not apply in respect of custodial duties. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.