§ Dr. Gibson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many accidents have been recorded in science laboratories in the last 10 years in(a) schools and (b) higher educational establishments. 
§ Mr. Meale
The Health and Safety Executive's records for the years 1989–90 to 1998–99 show that there were 1,297 reportable accidents in school laboratories and 457 reportable accidents in laboratories in higher and further education establishments. These data include accidents to both students and employees.