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School Accidents

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when the last official survey of school accidents was; and if he is planning to conduct a further survey this year.

In 1965 my Department, in conjunction with chief education officers, principal school medical officers and head teachers, investigated all accidents in maintained schools in 10 local education authorities in England and Wales that caused fractured bones or an absence from school for half a day or longer. My right hon. and learned Friend has no plans to repeat the investigation this year.