§ Mr. Nellist
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give figures for (a) fatal, (b) major and (c) minor accidents on the youth opportunities programme and the youth training scheme for the period from 1 October 1983 to 31 December 1983 and 1 January to 31 March; and how the major injuries are defined.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 14 June 1984, c. 544]: The information requested is as follows: 255W
Injuries‡ Scheme Period Number of entrants Average number in training Number of fatalities Major Minor║ Youth 1 October 1983 to 31 December 1983 747 33,698 — 10 109 Opportunities Programme 1 January 1984 to 31 March 1984 67 8,644 — 2 20 Youth Training Scheme 1 October 1983 to 31 December 1983 134,831 245,733 *1 44 315 1 January 1984 to 31 March 1984 49,670 256,972 †l 47 445 *Fork Lift Truck accident. †Tractor accident. ‡figures include accidents which may not have been reportable to the Health and Safety Executive had the individuals been employed. ║Absences of more than three days.
Major injuries are defined as follows:
- 1. Fracture of the skull, spine or pelvis;
- 2. Fracture of any bone—
- (i) in the arm other than a bone in the wrist or hand;
- (ii) in the leg other than a bone in the ankle or foot;
- 3. Amputation of a hand or foot;
- 4. The loss of sight of an eye; or
- 5. Any other injury which results in the person being admitted to hospital as an inpatient for more than 24 hours, unless that person is detained only for observation.
In my reply of 12 April 1984, at column 365, the figuress given of 360 trainees injured in the period 1 October 1983 to 31 December 1983 included the one fatal injury that occurred.