§ Mr. Hancock
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents there have been in the last six years involving serious injury or death where coaches were involved.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Information on road accidents in Great Britain involving injury is reported by the police to the Department on form STATS19; buses and coaches are not identified separately.
The number of accidents involving coaches or buses and which resulted in death or serious injury in the last five years was:
Accidents involving buses or coaches: 1980–1985 Fatal Fatal and serious 1980 253 2,579 1981 219 2,372 1982 248 2,303 1983 234 2,248 1984 224 2,149
Data for further years could only be given at disproportionate cost.