HC Deb 12 December 1983 vol 50 c329W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many workers have received (a) serious and minor injuries in the construction industry in each of the last five years to the latest date.

Mr. Gummer

In 1981—the only year for which information for Scotland is readily available — there were an estimated 227 major injuries as formally defined in the Notification of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1980, and 5,875 other injuries, involving absence from work of over three days, to employees in the construction industry reported to Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate. In addition, one major injury to a self-employed worker was reported.