§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what comparisons have been made between accidental deaths for British fishermen and those in the mining and manufacturing industrial sector; and what they are for each of the years since 1960 expressed as a percentage of the labour employed in each of those industries.
§ Mr. John Grant
The chairman of the Health and Safety Commission informs me that a comparison between numbers of accidental deaths for British fishermen and those in the mining and manufacturing industrial sector can be found in the following table. It is customary for accidents at work to be expressed in terms of 100,000 employees at risk rather than as a percentage of numbers employed in the industry.
persons below the national average wage level to receive an average of 30 per cent. increase on the same basis as the top paid persons detailed in the Boyle report.941W
§ Mr. Harold Walker
The recommended increases referred to by my hon. Friend result from the very special circumstances of the groups concerned and would in general, if applied to other employees in place of the increases they have received since 1972, produce a substantial cut in pay.