HC Deb 23 May 1978 vol 950 cc538-9W
Mr. Jim Callaghan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children have been involved in road accidents while skateboarding on public roads and pavements during the last 12 months in the United Kingdom, and in the North-West Region, respectively.

Mr. Deakins

I regret that information in the form requested is not available. As from 1st February skateboard accidents were added to the Department of Prices and Consumer Protection's home accident surveillance system which analyses information from a sample of 20 accident and emergency departments. This is for a pilot period of six months but could be extended if necessary.