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Road And Rail Casualties

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will tabulate for each of the last 10 years the numbers of people (a) killed and (b) seriously injured on (i) roads in Great Britain and (ii) British Rail.

It is not possible to present comparable information on road and railway casualties because of difference in coverage of casualties and differences in the definitions of severity of injury. the available information is summarised in tables 2.40 and 3.26 of "Transport Statistics Great Britain 1971–1981", available in the Library. Further details of the railway accidents distinguishing the different sorts of accident involving employees, customers, trespassers and so on are given in the Department of Transport annual "Railway Accidents" report, just published, and also available in the Library.