§ Lord Fearn
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many serious accidents have been recorded in theme parks, fairgrounds and pleasure beaches in England and Wales in each of the years 2002, 2003 and in 2004 to date. [HL4564]
§ Baroness Hollis of Heigham
In the year 2001–02 there were 408 accidents, two of which were fatal, in England and Wales that were reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities.
In the year 2002–03 there were 258 reported accidents, one of which was fatal.
Provisional figures for non-fatal accidents for 2003–04 will be available from 18 November 2004. The provisional figures for fatal injuries for this period indicate that there were no fatal accidents in this sector.
The non-validated in-year information for fatal accidents reported to HSE for 2004–05 indicate that there have been three fatal accidents to date. No data are available for non-fatal accidents for this period.