Trade and Industry written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Conservative, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured as a result of accidents and incidents involving fireworks in the last five years.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness)

The firework injury statistics for 2003 are not yet available. The statistics for the previous four years are as follows:

(a) Deaths (b) Injuries
2002 0 1,017
2001 0 1,362
2000 2 972
1999 0 1,056

The figures in the table are based on the total number of people treated at hospital casualty departments in Great Britain during a 4 week period around bonfire night.

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Lee Maguire
Posted on 25 May 2004 5:34 pm (Report this annotation)

Statistics for 2003 have since (14th May) been published on the DTI website.

2003: 0 deaths 1136 injuries