§ MR. W. T. WILSON (Lancashire, Westhoughton)
I beg to ask the 1257 Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state how many fatal and non-fatal accidents have happened on the premises now in course of construction in Oxford Street, W.C., by the Waring-White Building Company, from the commencement of the work to the present time.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
During the period mentioned, a little over eighteen months in length, three fatal and forty-five non-fatal accidents have been reported. All the fatal and most of the non-fatal accidents were due either to the worker falling or to his being struck by something falling. As the hon. Member is aware, a Bill is now before the House to enable me to make regulations for the prevention of accidents in building operations.