HL Deb 09 June 1999 vol 601 c165WA
Lord Campbell of Croy

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many fatal accidents involving police cars have occurred in Great Britain since 1 March. [HL2759]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

The information is not available centrally in the precise form requested. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary collects information on fatalities in those accidents involving police pursuits and immediate responses to emergency calls. The latest available data for forces in England and Wales relate to the financial year 1997–98 when there were 15 fatal accidents. I understand that there have been no fatal accidents in Scotland involving police cars for the period 1 March to 3 June 1999.