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Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 209286, tabled on 10 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether his Department maintains the (a) Home Accidents Deaths Database, (b) Home Accident Surveillance System and (c) Leisure Accidents Surveillance System.

Answered on

15 October 2014

Between 1978 and 2002 the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) (a predecessor of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS)) collated accident data via the Home Accident Surveillance System (HASS) and the Leisure Accident Surveillance System (LASS), two linked databases holding details of home and leisure accidents that caused a serious enough injury to warrant a visit to hospital. In 2003 the DTI announced it would no longer fund the collection and publication of HASS/LASS data. The historical data is currently held by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

The Department did not collate The Home Accidents Deaths Database.

Answered by

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
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