§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions on how many occasions Ministers in his Department have held meetings with Ministers and officials of the Irish Government since 1 January 1998 indicating the dates and locations, the Ministers involved and the names of the Irish Ministers and officials in each case. 
§ Mr. Prescott
The information for DETR is as follows:
The contribution of speed to these accidents is not comprehensively recorded, but it is estimated that speed is a contributory factor in one third of road accidents on all roads.
Casualties on non built-up1 roads: GB 1998 Severity align="right">Casualties Fatal 1,855 Serious 14,321 Slight 71,882 All severities 88,058
Roads with a speed limit in excess of 40 mph with the exception of motorways