HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 cc421-2W
Mrs. Wise

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any comparative figures relating to the number of accidents at work suffered by (a) building workers employed by local authorities, (b) building workers employed by private contractors, and (c) self-employed building workers.

Mr. John Grant

The chairman of the Health and Safety Commission informs me that information is not available in the detail requested. The analysis of accidents reported under existing legislation does not distinguish the class of employer. When new regulations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for the notification of accidents are enacted, it may be possible to provide more detailed information than at present, in respect of employed persons.