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Industrial Accidents

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment (1) how many people suffered industrial accidents from which they were (a) temporarily and (b) permanently injured (i) in the Northern regional health authority area and (ii) nationally, during the period 1979 to 1987;(2) how many people died as a result of industrial accidents

(a) in the Northern regional health authority area and (b) nationally, during the period 1979 to 1987.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher) on 16 December 1987, at column 578, in which I gave the available national information on reported industrial accidents. Figures for the Northern regional health authority could be provided only at disproportionate costs.