HC Deb 24 March 1982 vol 20 c366W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what quantities of dangerous substances have been transported by rail each year since 1979; and how many accidents have occurred in this period.

Mr. Eyre

I understand from the British Railways Board that dangerous substances totalling 8.7 million tonnes were transported in 1979, and 8.1 million tonnes in 1980. Figures for 1981 are not yet available. Separate information on accidents involving dangerous substances is not readily available.

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