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Palace of Westminster: Industrial Health and Safety

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many accidents resulting in injuries have occurred on the Parliamentary Estate in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (194703)

The number of reported accidents resulting in injuries which have occurred on the parliamentary estate is as follows:

Calendar year

Reported injuries

2003

215

2004

172

2005

143

2006

143

2007

136

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many incidents there have been in which House of Commons security officers have been injured in the course of their work in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and at which location each injury occurred. (194704)

The number of reported incidents resulting in injuries to individuals, including police officers, who undertake security duties is set out as follows. Figures are not available for years before 2005.

Calendar year

Number of reported injuries

Location of incident

2005

16

Black Rod’s Garden (2)

Portcullis House escalators (2)

St. Stephen’s search point (2)

Derby Gate (3)

Mess room (1)

Canon Row (1)

Chancellor’s Gate (1)

New Palace Yard (1)

Palm Court (1)

Carriage Gates (1)

Norman Shaw North (1)

2006

13

Speaker’s Court (1)

Peers’ entrance/car park (2)

St. Stephen’s search point (1)

Derby Gate (1)

Flower shop (1)

Canon Row (2)

Chancellor’s Gate (1)

New Palace Yard (1)

Carriage Gates (1)

Norman Shaw North (1)

Westminster Underground entrance (1)

2007

18

Black Rod’s Garden (2)

Royal Court (1)

Palm Court (2)

Portcullis House (1)

St. Stephen’s search point (1)

Derby Gate (2)

Abingdon Street (1)

Canon Row (1)

Carriage Gates (3)

Norman Porch (1)

New Palace Yard (1)

Palm Court (2)

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much the House authorities have paid in compensation for injuries occurring on the Parliamentary Estate in each of the last five years for which figures are available. (194705)

The cash amounts paid in compensation for injuries in each of the last five financial years was:

£

2003-04

47,563

2004-05

55,921

2005-06

28,362

2006-07

10,836

2007-08

20,318