HC Deb 27 April 1982 vol 22 c243W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will set out the number of recorded farm accidents in each of the past three years and indicate those relating to children.

Mr. Waddington

In Great Britain there were 72, 94 and 71 fatal farm accidents in 1978, 1979 and 1980 respectively of which 16, 24 and 10 were to children. In the same years there were 4,5529, 4,024 and 4,224 non-fatal accidents to farm employees reported, but details of non-fatal accidents to children are not available.

The number of farm accidents recorded for 1981 is in the final stage of preparation and will be available shortly.