§ Mr. David Shaw
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has on the safety record of passenger and car ferries and other forms of transport over the last 30 years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Complete data for the last 30 years are not readily available. A table of comparative casualty rates for different forms of transport for the period 1975–85 is given in table 1.9 of "Transport Statistics 1976–1986" published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, a copy of which is in the Library.