§ 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.