HC Deb 14 April 1986 vol 95 c252W
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
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).