Workplace Deaths: Scotland

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:00 pm on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Bill Grant Bill Grant Conservative, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock 4:00 pm, 24th July 2019

Does the hon. Gentleman share the concerns expressed by National Farmers Union Scotland that the number of deaths in the agriculture sector increased by five to 13 in 2018-19? That happened despite the best efforts of the Farm Safety Foundation, the Health and Safety Executive and the NFU itself. In the UK as a whole, agriculture, forestry and fishing have the worst fatality figures of the main industrial sectors. Does he agree that the UK and Scottish Governments need to assist—