HC Deb 26 July 1961 vol 645 cc54-5W
Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the industrial accident figures, overall, to the latest convenient date; how recent figures for industrial accidents compare with the upward curve in 1958–59; and whether he will make a detailed statement on the position.

Mr. Hare

The latest available figures relate to the first quarter of this year in which 48,461 accidents were reported, this representing a fall of 1,750 compared with the first quarter of 1960. In that quarter there had been a rise of some 8,500 compared with the first quarter of 1959 and of some 5,500 compared with the first quarter of 1958.

While the fall in the first quarter of this year is satisfactory it would be unwise to make assumptions about the general trend from one quarter's figures. Particulars relating to the second quarter of this year will be published in the Ministry of Labour Gazette next month.

An article on the problems of interpreting trends in the statistics of indus-

May, 1959 May, 1961
Full-time Part-time Full-time Part-time
Personal Secretaries 103 101
Typists, including shorthand-typists 1,153 130 1,106 138
Machine operators 92 7 96 6
TOTAL 1,348 137 1,303 144

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