HC Deb 27 January 1994 vol 236 c359W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what amount was recovered, under section 22 of the Social Security Act 1989, from the damages paid to victims of industrial injury for Durham for each year since 1989.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Numbers of injuries for County Durham, as reported to the Health and Safety Executive's field operations division and local authorities—who enforce the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for certain premises—for each year since 1989 are:

Year Number of injuries
1988–89 2,916
1989–90 2,890
1990–91 2,932
1991–92 2,679
1992–93 2,344

This does not include numbers of reported injuries in mines and on railways which are not available in the form requested.

The Health and Safety Executive does not hold, and has no access to, information relating to payments as a result of industrial injury.