HC Deb 30 March 1976 vol 908 cc441-2W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people visited

Survey data for full-time manual men, aged 21 and over, in Great Britain whose pay for the survey reference period was not affected by absence. They relate to gross weekly earnings. They exclude tips. For agricultural and catering workers whose employers provided accommodation, meals, etc., for which reckonable values for pay purposes are laid down in wages regulation orders, the earnings include such reckonable values; otherwise the value of benefits in kind is not included.

the Industrial Health and Safety Centre, Horseferry Road, in 1975; how many of these were young persons; and what is the annual cost of running the centre.

Mr. Harold Walker

I am informed by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that 21,096 persons visited the Industrial Health and Safety Centre during 1975. Of these 2,450 were bona fide apprentices. However, no statistics of visitors by age group are kept and, therefore, any more precise identification of young visitors is not possible.

The overall cost of running the Centre is approximately £121,000 per annum at current price levels. This figure includes staff costs but excludes the cost of special exhibitions.