§ Mr. Sean Hughes
asked the Paymaster General how many injuries or fatalities involving young people employed on the YTS have been reported in the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Trippier
Information is not available in the precise form requested as separate details of employed and non-employed trainees are not held. Following are the details of accidents to YTS trainees for the period 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985, the latest available date.
Accidents* and injuries for the period 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1985 Number Fatalities †4 Major injuries ‡201 Minor injuries 1,885 Total 2,090 * MSC accident figures for the YTS have been compiled on a similar basis to those prepared by the Health and Safety Executive on employed persons. However, the Commission's figures will include a number of accidents during scheme time and accidents to trainees in educational establishments which may not have been reportable to the Health and Safety Executive had the individuals been employed. † This figure includes one road traffic accident. ‡ Major injuries are classified according to the severity criteria laid down in the Notification of Accidents and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1980 (NADOR).