§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the numbers and circumstances of deaths at work of rail staff over the past five years.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
I have been asked to reply.
The numbers of fatal accidents to railway and contractors staff for each year since 1987 is as follows:
Year Number 1987 16 1988 16 1989 18
Year Number 1990 22 11991–92 17 1 This report covers a 15-month period 1 January 1991 to 31 March 1992.
Details of the circumstances of the deaths are given in the annual reports on railway safety in Great Britain for each year. Copies are available in the House Library.