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Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the assessment costs per fatality are for passengers by (a) road, (b) rail and (c) air in terms of the capital expenditure allocated to try to prevent this from occurring. [111867]

My Department recommend that investment for both road and rail aimed at avoiding fatalities is appraised using the value set out in the Departments 'Highways Economic Note No. 1:2001' a copy of which is in the Library.

The Department does not have a formal value for appraising safety related investment in aviation.