HC Deb 06 March 1970 vol 797 cc179-80W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now give the figures of recorded injuries caused by fireworks during the last guising season.

Mr. Ross

The table below analyses the information obtained from hospitals in Scotland relating to the 90 persons who since most island reseeding work is carried out under the Crofting Counties Agricultural Grants (Scotland) Scheme and earns the maximum rate of grant per acre without abatement.

Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what number of fat sheep and fat cattle were exported during the last five years from the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland, respectively.

Mr. Ross

I regret that statistics of the movement of fatstock between the Islands and mainland of Scotland are not available. The following figures relating to stock certified under the Fat-stock Guarantee Scheme have been supplied by the Meat and Livestock Commission:

received hospital treatment for injuries caused by fireworks during the period 13th October to 9th November, 1969.

Firework injuries in Scotland:

(a) Place where injury occurred
(1) family or private party 21
(2) public or semi-public party in parks 5
(3) casual incident in street 41
(4) other places 10
(5) unknown 13
(b) Type of firework involved
(1) banger 42
(2) rocket 8
(3) jumping cracker 6
(4) display firework, e.g. Roman candle 9
(5) other than above, including homemade firework 7
(6) unknown 18
(c) Age group of persons injured
(1) over 21 9
(2) 16–20 3
(3) 13–15 17
(4) under 13 61
(d) Severity of injury
(1) died Nil
(2) severe injury 19
(3) minor injury 70
unknown 1