HC Deb 22 March 1994 vol 240 cc169-70W
Ms Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what were the numbers of accidents on employment training/training for work, broken down by fatal, major and minor for the latest available three-month period, shown by region; and how many ET/training for work providers had contracts terminated (a) in that period and (b) in the three preceding months for reasons of inadequate health and safety.

Miss Widdecombe

The following table gives the latest available training for work accident figures for the quarter October to December 1993.

Region Fatal Major Minor
South-East 0 2 9
London 0 0 3
Eastern 0 0 4
South-West 0 1 7
West Midlands 0 1 9
East Midlands 0 0 7
Yorkshire and Humberside 0 1 23
North-West 0 3 16
Northern 0 1 11
Scottish Enterprise 0 2 14
Highlands and Islands Enterprise 0 0 0
Welsh Office 0 2 4
National Totals 0 13 107


  1. 1. Employment Department figures for training for work participants have been compiled on a similar basis to those for employees by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). However, the Employment Department's figures also include a number of accidents to trainees in educational establishments, and road traffic accidents, which would not have been reportable to HSE for employees.
  2. 2. Major and minor injuries are classified according to the severity criteria laid down in the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985.

Information on training for work provider contracts terminated by training and enterprise councils and local enterprise companies for reasons of inadequate health and safety is not held centrally.

Mr. Chisholm

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the latest number of people who are in training but are not included in figures for people in work.

Miss Widdecombe

In Great Britain in December 1993, there were estimated to be 7,600 participants on Government training programmes who were not included in the count of the work force in employment.