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Accidents: Yorkshire and the Humber

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) serious travel related accidents there have been in (i) the City of York and (ii) Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 1996-97. (295222)

I understand after clarification from the Member’s office, information requested is for road accidents only.

The number of reported fatal and serious personal injury road accidents in the City of York local authority and the Government Office Region of Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 1996 are given in the table:

Number of reported personal injury road accidents

(i) York unitary authority

(ii) Yorkshire and the Humber

(a) Fatal

(b) Serious

(a) Fatal

(b) Serious

19961

3

59

292

3,220

1997

7

111

295

3,175

1998

4

70

286

3,001

1999

8

106

285

2,922

2000

12

73

288

2,800

2001

6

108

299

2,858

2002

8

103

294

2,893

2003

8

70

296

2,808

2004

7

94

288

2,709

2005

9

71

276

2,507

2006

6

114

278

2,538

2007

4

77

254

2,579

2008

9

71

203

2,362

1 In April 1996 the City of York local authority became a unitary authority and increased in size.