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Transport: Crime

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the cost to the economy of assaults on staff in the (a) bus and coach, (b) rail, (c) shipping and (d) transport industry in 2007-08. (179189)

The Department has not undertaken any estimation of the costs of transport staff assaults to the economy in 2007-08. However, the Department is currently undertaking research into the costs of crime committed on public transport, and the costs of staff assaults is one of the categories being investigated within this piece of research.