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Safety campaigners held a St Valentine's Day protest outside the Health and Safety Executive's Rose Court headquarters in London on Tuesday to protest at the falling rate of convictions for companies which flout health and safety legislation.

Demonstrators from the Hazards Campaign ? joined by Respect MP George Galloway ? presented new HSE chief executive Geoffrey Podger with mock cards and a report on declining HSE enforcement trends, which the group compiled with the help of the Freedom of Information Act. The Hazards Campaign report says: 'The HSE has become the watchdog