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Fireworks: Injuries

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people were injured by fireworks in each of the last 10 years. (234279)

The Department estimates that around 1,000 people are injured by fireworks each year. This average is based on figures collected up to 2005 which we continue to use to inform our safety campaigns to target those most vulnerable to injury e.g. young children injured by sparklers.

The injury figures up to 2005 are as follows:

Number

2005

906

2004

1,135

2003

976

2002

918

2001

1,239

2000

897

1999

961

1998

711