HC Deb 28 April 1927 vol 205 cc995-6

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the average fatal accident rate per 1,000 employed reported under the Factory and Workshops Acts during the four years 1922–25 and, for comparison, the corresponding figure for the four years 1910–13?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)

I am afraid I cannot give my hon. Friend precise figures, as there are no complete statistics available, of the number of persons employed within the scope of the Factory and Workshop Acts in the years mentioned. On the best estimate I can make, the fatal accident rate per 1,000 employed was 18 per annum for the period 1910–13 and 14 per annum for 1922–25. The former figure relates to Great Britain and Ireland, the latter to Great Britain only.

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