§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people took part in special employment schemes on farms in 1981 and 1982; and how many have been injured fatally and non-fatally.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Information about young people on schemes under the youth opportunities programmes on farms is not available in the precise form requested. However, it is estimated that some 35,000 young people entered schemes in the agriculture industry during 1981, and some 20,000 have so far entered during 1982. One fatal accident has occurred on a farm in the period on 16 July 1982.