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Accidents In The Home

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many (a) fatal accidents, (b) accidents causing serious bodily injury and (c) other reported accidents he estimates to have taken place in the home during each of the last 20 years for which statistics are available; and how such figures compare with accidents on the road and at work, respectively.

I regret that information is not available in the precise form requested. The following table represents the information which is available as limited by the footnotes.broid fish poisoning, he will take steps to ensure that processors of mackerel are made aware of the need to keep them below chill temperature.

Recent outbreaks of scombroid poisoning have been associated with the consumption of smoked mackerel. With the support of this Department and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Fishmongers' Company and the White Fish Authority have issued notices to the trade bringing to the attention of processors the need for the hygienic handling of mackerel generally and in particular of keeping the fish in chilled conditions both before and after the smoking process. This guidance has also been brought to the attention of those local authorities in whose areas there are processing plants. I am keeping the matter under review