§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what were the total numbers of casualties, serious injuries and deaths on(a) British roads, (b) British railways during 1988.
§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 8 January 1990]: In 1988, a total of 322,305 persons were killed or injured in accidents on British roads. This total includes 63,491 persons seriously injured and 5,052 persons killed.
In the same year, a total of 10,963 persons were killed or injured in accidents on British railways. This total includes 596 persons who sustained major injuries and 97 persons killed.