HC Deb 16 December 1963 vol 686 cc145-6W
44. Dr. Stross

asked the Minister of Labour what research he undertook to establish the figure of 40 per cent. as the proportion of cases which are not reported to his Department, following accidents at work; and what bodies he consulted in the course of these investigations.

Mr. Godber

The figure of 40 per cent. was obtained by a comparison of particulars obtained from an examination of some 6,000 successful claims to injury benefit with the records of reported accidents in the District Offices of the Factory Inspectorate. The results of this Survey have been considered by the Industrial Safety Sub-Committee of the National Joint Advisory Council which also considered and approved proposals for action to improve reporting standards and proposals for a further and larger survey to be carried out next year.