HC Deb 01 December 1966 vol 737 c131W
59. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will give, for any early and convenient stated period of time and for any district or area for which information is readily available, figures which will show the number of schoolchildren who have lost their lives and/or who have been injured and damaged for life as a result of carrying out their educational studies in physical education when learning such sports as football, rugby, swimming, athletics and boxing.

Mr. Redhead

A survey of accidents in schools in ten local education authority areas was carried out for 1965, covering 825,000 children. No loss of life arising from physical education activities occurred nor, on the information available, were there any injuries likely to result in damage for life.

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