§ Mr. Tom Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young persons on youth training and youth opportunities programme schemes have been involved in accidents, including fatal accidents, since the inception of each scheme.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The information requested is available for the periods shown in the table:
Scheme and period* Accidents Injuries† Fatalities Major injuries Minor injuries Total Youth Opportunities Programme 1 April 1980 to 31 March 1981 4 176 1,539 1,719 1 April 1981 to 31 March 1982 ‡6 271 2,974 3,251 1 April 1982 to 31 March 1983 ║7 ¶188 ¶3,688 3,883 1 April 1983 to 31 March 1984 ●2 83 819 904
Scheme and period* Accidents Injuries† Fatalities Major injuries Minor injuries Total Youth Training Scheme 1 April 1983 to 31 March 1984 ▀4 100 843 947 1 April 1984 to 30 September 1984 *3 88 765 856 * Statistical information on the number of YOP trainees involved in accidents prior to 1 April 1980 is not available. † Since 1 April 1983 MSC accident figures for YOP and YTS have been compiled on a similar basis to those prepared by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on employed persons. However, the figures quoted in the table will include a number of accidents, in particular road traffic accidents during scheme time and accidents to trainees in educational establishments, which may not have been reportable to HSE had the individuals been employed. ‡ This figure includes two road traffic fatalities. ║ This figure includes two road traffic fatalities and two lunch-time swimming accidents. ¶ Major injuries on YOP during the period 1 April 1982–31 March 1983 have been reviewed by MSC using the criteria laid down in the Notification of Accidents and Dagerous Occurances Regulations (NADOR). There were originally 311 recorded major injuries, but following the review 123 of these have been reclassified as minor injuries thus giving the totals quoted in the table. ● This figure includes one lunch-time swimming accident. ▀ This figure includes one road traffic accident. * This figure includes two road traffic accidents.