HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 cc74-5W
36. Mr. Wilfred Paling

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of workers in Hong Kong who were killed or injured while at work for the years 1956, 1955, and 1952, respectively; and what is the present number of factory inspectors.

Mr. Profumo

In 1956, 97 workers were reported killed and 4,504 injured. For 1955, the figures are 85 and 2,974, respectively, and for 1952, 40 and 540. Twenty-six officers of different grades are engaged in factory inspection.