HC Deb 20 June 1996 vol 279 cc566-7W
Mr. Ian McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the cost in each of the past five years of(a) sick pay and (b) compensation paid to employees of his Department or their families, or members of the public, as a result of (i) minor, (ii) major and (iii) fatal injuries related to the work of his Department, detailing incidents involving information technology and additionally those involving expenditure of more than £5,000. [33486]

Mr. Horam

The figures for sick pay in each of the past five years can be provided only at disproportionate cost. The cost of compensation paid to employees of the Department or members of the public in each of the past five years is as follows:

Minor £ Major £
1991 7,264.53
1992 113.50
1993 900.00 7,067.38
1994 3,750.00
1995 6,523.00 79,834.98

There have been no fatal injuries in any of the past five years.

Two cases involved expenditure over £5,000. Both were settled out of court in the sums of £7,067.38 and £75,334.98 respectively.

There have been no compensation payments as a result on incidents involving information technology.