§ 23. Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Home Secretary the total number of industrial accidents, fatal and nonfatal, reported during 1925?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The total number of persons reported as killed during 1925 by industrial accidents in factories, docks and other premises under the Factory Acts, in mines and quarries, and in the railway service, was 2,471. The number reported as injured by accidents on premises under the Factory Acts was 158,778. The figures as to non-fatal accidents in the other industries mentioned are not yet available, and the figures just given are provisional.
§ Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
Does not the very large total of accidents point to the necessity of passing a new Factories Bill immediately?