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Police Vehicles (Accident Statistics)

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report for 1983, 1984 and 1985, respectively, (a) the number of police officers (i) killed and (ii) seriously injured in car crashes while pursuing offenders and (b) the number of other people (i) killed and (ii) seriously injured in road accidents by police vehicles pursuing offenders.

The information requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost, but I would refer the hon. Member to the replies given to questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Bruinvels) on 13 May at columns 7–8, in which certain information was given in respect of the Metropolitan police.