§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a) deaths and (b) incidents of serious injury involving police vehicles have been recorded in each of the past five years. 
§ Mr. Denham
The available information is set out in the table and relates to the number of serious injuries and deaths involving police vehicles engaged in immediate/ emergency response or pursuit.
Deaths Serious injury 1996–97 15 207 1997–98 15 200 1998–99 11 210 1999–2000 14 115 2000–01 18 160
1.The information has been provided by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), to which forces submit statistical returns.
2.Two forces did not submit a return in 1996–97, one force did not submit a return in 1998–99 and 2000–01.
3.All figures for financial year.
4.The figures are numbers of deaths/injuries, not numbers of accidents.
5.The figures include both police and civilian casualties.