§ Mr. Merchant
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Durham as to how many car accidents there have been in the County Durham police area involving police vehicles in the last five years resulting in (a) death and (b) injury; and what is the total number of people who have died as a result.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The information requested is available only for the years from 1982 onwards. This information, together with figures for the number of people seriously or slightly injured, is given in the table:
1982 1983 1984 1985 1986* Accidents involving police vehicles resulting in death 0 0 0 0 0 Accidents involving police vehicles resulting in injury 17 16 22 20 3 Number of people seriously injured 3 3 5 1 1 Number of people slightly injured 17 17 24 23 3
* To 7 February.