HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 cc51-2W
Mr. Moyle

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking to ensure that details of

Funding (1) £ Doctors (2) wholetime equivalents Available beds (3) number Occupied beds (4) number
Trent 163 0.67 6.7 5.4
North-West Thames 191 0.82 7.8 6.5
Great Britain 7.9 6.4
United Kingdom 193 0.80 * *
(1) Revenue allocation 1983–84 of the hospital and community health services per head of population;
(2) Doctors, other than locum appointments, employed in the hospital and community health services, whole-time equivalents at September 1982 per 1,000 population;
(3) Available staffed hospital beds per 1,000 population at 31 December 1981;
(4) Average daily hospital beds occupied in 1981.
In each column the divisor is the mid-year 1981 population estimate.
* Northern Ireland figures on a comparable basis not available.

The Government's policies for allocating funds have been aimed at steadily reducing the long standing variations between the English regions and will continue to be so, except to the extent that the greater concentration of teaching hospitals in London justifies higher provision.

notifiable workplace accidents are made available to the Health and Safety Executive following upon the abolition of industrial injury benefit.

Mr. Rossi

The Department will continue to send details of industrial accidents to the Health and Safety Executive where these have been obtained for sickness and disablement benefit purposes, or where an injured person has requested a formal declaration that he has suffered an industrial accident.

Employers continue to have an obligation under the Notification of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1980 to report any fatality, major injury or any prescribed dangerous occurrence to the relevant enforcement authority immediately it occurs. Other regulations remain in force which require an employer to keep an accident book and to maintain a record of accidents resulting in incapacity of more than three days, and these records will be available for inspection by national insurance inspectors and HSE inspectors.