HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c382W
Dr. Owen

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate the total annual cost to the country of road accidents; and how much of this is a cost to the National Health Service.

Mrs. Chalker

I have been asked to reply.

It is estimated that the overall cost of road accidents in 1982 (including an allowance for pain, grief and suffering) was some £2,375 million and that medical and ambulance costs accounted for between 3 and 3½ per cent. of this figure.