HC Deb 10 April 1987 vol 114 c454W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to amend STATS 19 forms to allow a distinction to be made between minibus and motor car accidents as part of the process of monitoring the effects of bus-deregulation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The existing STATS 19 form distinguishes between (i) cars, (ii) minibuses-motor-caravans, and (iii) larger buses. There is no distinction under (ii) between private motor caravans and minibuses running on public services. We hope to obtain agreement from the Association of Chief Police Officers to record seating capacity of type (ii) vehicles. This should help in the monitoring of bus-deregulation.