HC Deb 10 May 1994 vol 243 cc121-2W
Ms Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many employees of London Transport have been subject to assaults whilst on duty in each of the last five years, and in 1994 to the latest available date; how many of these were working on(a) London Buses and (b) London Underground at the time of the assault; and in how many cases the assaults were recorded as being racially motivated.

Mr. Norris

[holding answer 9 May 1994]: The numbers of assaults on London Transport employees over this period have been as follows:

Year London Buses London Underground
1989 896 135
1990 966 120
1991 1,018 142
1992 1,035 141
1993 858 112
11994 202 34
1To 31 March.

The figures for London Buses cover all assaults on staff; those for London Underground include only criminal assaults—those involving injury and likely to lead to consideration of a prosecution.

London Transport does not keep records of the number of assaults that may have been racially motivated.