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Road Safety

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fatalities occurred in each year between 2000 and 2005 as a result of motor accidents in the Humberside region. (103412)

The number of fatalities that occurred in each year between 2000 and 2005 as result of personal injury road accidents reported to the police involving motor vehicles in the Humberside police force area are given in the following table.

Fatalities resulting from accidents involving motor vehicle in Humberside1: 2000-05

Fatalities

2000

47

2001

54

2002

49

2003

63

2004

59

2005

71

1 Includes Kingston Upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire unitary authorities.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much profit was generated by Humberside Safety Camera Partnership in 2004-05; and how this profit was (a) distributed and (b) spent; (103413)

(2) how much revenue was raised by the Humberside Safety Camera Partnership in 2004-05; and how much and what percentage of this revenue was spent on improving road safety in the Humberside region that year.

Safety Camera Partnerships do not make profits; rather they enforce laws which are important for road safety, just as police do through other means.

The audit certificate for the Humberside Safety Camera Partnership for the financial year shows that fines from conditional offer of fixed penalties for offences detected during 2004-05 was £2,548,140. The amount returned to the partnership to improve road safety within the Humberside area for the same period via the netting off process was £2,181,397 (85.6 per cent.).

The netting off funding arrangement for safety cameras is being ended after 2006-07 and from 2007-08 safety cameras and their funding are to be integrated into the Local Transport Plan system (in England outside London) alongside other road safety measures.

This will give greater flexibility to local authorities, the police and the other agencies to pursue which ever locally agreed mix of road safety measures will make the greatest contribution to reducing road casualties in their area. It will also provide greater financial stability and facilitate long term planning.