§ Mr. Rossi
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection 373W whether a national surveillance system has yet been established for the collection of information on accidents in the home, as recommended by the report published in 1976 by his Department; and whether it is intended that separate statistics should be collected in respect of accidents related to architectural glass.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The national surveillance system for collecting information on accidents in and around the home from hospital accident and emergency departments is currently being established and is expected to be fully in operation, covering 20 hospitals, by the end of the year. Accidents involving architectural glass will be included and it will be possible to extract statistics relating to them.