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London Road Assessment Studies

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will state the closing date for submissions on the first stage reports of the London road assessment studies;(2) what public involvement there will be in drawing up the terms of reference for the next stage of the London road assessment studies.

We have not set any deadline and will take account of comments and suggestions at any stage. We will be discussing the terms of reference for the next stage of the studies with the local authorities concerned.

published annually in the Department's booklet "Casualties to Vessels and Accidents to Men". The figures shown for 1986 will be published later this year.

Up to and including 1985, figures for non-fatal accidents on vessels under 24·4 m in length are not available; and those figures for vessels greater than 24·4 m include all accidents reported, however minor the injury.

From and including 1986, the published statistics will show separate figures for three sizes of vessel; but in line with those for other industries, only those non-fatal accidents which caused an incapacity lasting for more than three days after the day of the accident are now rquired to be reported.