§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the figures for injuries sustained by young people while on the youth opportunities programme in Wales for the years 1979–80, 1980–81 and 1981–82.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Comprehensive figures for 1979–80 are not available. Information in respect of 1980–81 and 1981–82 is set out in the following table, which includes all accidents involving an absence from work of one day or more.
April 1980–March 1981 April 1981–March 1982 Number of YOP entrants 36,600 41,000 Numbers of accidents reported of which: 176 271 Numbers of serious accidents* 11 18 Number of fatalities 1 0 * As defined in the Notification of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1980.