HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 c268W
91. Sir Knox Cunningham

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the number of deaths arising from accidents with farm tractors in England and Wales during the last convenient 12-month period; and what steps he is taking to prevent such accidents.

Mr. Hoy

In the 12 months ended 31st December, 1968, 42 people were killed in accidents involving farm tractors. Of these 32 were killed by tractors overturning.

The Agriculture (Tractor Cabs) Regulation, 1967, prohibit from 1st September, 1970, the sale of new farm tractors with out approved safety cabs. The Regulations will apply to all old tractors on 1st September, 1977.

Widespread publicity is given to means of avoiding tractor accidents.