Regina v Croydon Justices, ex parte W H Smith Ltd: QBD 22 Nov 2000

The power to institute proceedings for a breach of the Act lay in the inspector, and he could not delegate it. The Act was explicit in its requirements as to who could issue proceedings. The informations were not laid when the inspector requested a local authority solicitor to issue them, and there was nothing to justify any inference of a power to delegate.


Gazette 30-Nov-2000, Times 22-Nov-2000


Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 38


England and Wales

Health and Safety, Criminal Practice, Magistrates

Updated: 05 June 2022; Ref: scu.88431