Fireworks

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

Alert me about debates like this

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.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.

Annotations

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.
http://www.dti.gov.uk/homesafetynetwork/fw_stats.htm

2003: 0 deaths 1136 injuries