§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many prosecutions were made under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 as a result of investigations undertaken within West Yorkshire by the Health and Safety Executive for each year from 1980 to 1987.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The table shows the available information.
Number of prosecutions1 in West Yorkshire2: Information laid by factory and agricultural inspectors and by inspectors from local authorities Year Number 1981 110 1982 81 1983 114 1984 120 1985 138 31986–87 168 1 Also includes cases taken under other associated regulations and Acts. 2 County of West Yorkshire comprising Bradford, Calderdale, Kirkless, Leeds and Wakefield. 3 Provisional data for the 12 month period April 1986 to March 1987.