HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 c73W
58. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many agricultural and forestry workers have been injured during the past 12 months while using machinery in the course of their employment; and what steps are being taken to give the same safety regulations to this industry, which is becoming more mechanical yearly, as are given to factory workers.

Mr. Nugent

57 workers in agriculture and forestry in England and Wales were injured fatally while using machinery, in the 12 months ended 30th September, 1954. Particulars of non-fatal injuries are not available. Legislation to promote the safety of workers in agriculture and forestry will be introduced as soon as Parliamentary time is available.