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Health And Safety (Agriculture Industry)

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many accidents there were in agriculture in 1978 and 1979, county by county; and how many health and safety prosecutions and convictions there were county by county in 1979 or up to the most recent date in 1979 for which figures are available.

[pursuant to his reply, 22 February 1980, c. 296–7]: The num

Fatal accidentsNon-fatal accidentsProsecutions and convictions in 1979
County19781979*19781979†Prosecutions†Convictions†
SCOTLAND
Border1110044
Central149
Dumfries and Galloway1413438
Fife18134
Grampian312876
Highland11462622
Lothian225528
Orkney Isles141
Shetland Isles
Strathclyde21114312
Tayside21015713
Western Isles
ENGLAND
Avon15035311
Bedfordshire12322
Berkshire301611
Buckinghamshire12015
Cambridgeshire11310549
Cheshire146673922
Cleveland11711
Cornwall32815511
Cumbria12897922
Derbyshire14020
Devon5716611536
Dorset797212
Durham3473111
East Sussex3223
Essex111477611
Gloucestershire119363
Greater London13
Greater Manchester3112812
Hampshire944925
Herefordshire and Worcestershire42101103510

[pursuant to his reply, 21 February 1980, c. 201–2]: Following is the information at June in each of the years specified:bers of fatal accidents in agriculture and of non-fatal accidents to farmworkers in Great Britain in 1978 and 1979 are detailed by county in the attached list. Also listed are the numbers of prosecutions undertaken and convictions secured by Her Majesty's Agricultural Inspectorate in 1979.As will be seen from the footnotes to the table the information for 1979 is not yet complete.

Fatal accidents

Non-fatal accidents

Prosecutions and convictions in 1979

County

1978

1979*

1978

1979†

Prosecutions†

Convictions†

Hertfordshire25335
Humberside61167511
Isle of Wight137
Kent33195136613
Lancashire216831
Leicestershire1384022
Lincolnshire334121113
Merseyside121158
Norfolk232749711
North Yorkshire44180146719
Northamptonshire291426
Northumberland11918412
Nottinghamshire22845413
Oxfordshire2663514
Shropshire219857621
Somersetshire177285
South Yorkshire12613
Staffordshire22574213
Suffolk31167114
Surrey143832
Tyne and Wear181523
Warwickshire331514
West Midlands107
West Sussex27945
West Yorkshire3704324
Wiltshire17645
WALES
Clwyd11302422
Dyfed43855834
Gwent171122
Gwynedd12301626
Mid Glamorgan1511
Powys34493313
South Glamorgan31
West Glamorgan1813
Totals73924,6062,97589195
* Inquest verdicts are still awaited on two other deaths in 1979 in Cleveland and Lincolnshire. The possibility of further fatal accident reports for 1979 cannot yet be discounted.
† The non-fatal accident and the prosecution and conviction figures for 1979 relate only 10 the period 1 January to 30 September.