HC Deb 22 April 1948 vol 449 cc159-60W
51. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Labour the number of accidents sustained by workpeople in factories during the last three years; the total paid in compensation to those concerned; and in how many cases there was a successful prosecution due to negligence on the part of an employer.

Mr. Isaacs

The accident figures for 1947 are not yet available. The number of accidents to workpeople in factories during the three years 1944 to 1946 and reported under Section 64 of the Factories Act, 1937, was 716,716. For the same period, the number of successful prosecutions under Section 133 of the Act (that is, in respect of death or injury due to a contravention of the Act by the factory occupier or owner) was 1,095. I understand from my right hon. Friend the Minister of National Insurance that the figures asked for in the second part of the Question are not available.