HC Deb 03 December 2003 vol 415 cc51-2W
Mrs. Brooke:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cycling (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries occurred among (i) adults and (ii) children in each of the last three years; and in each category what percentage of these adults and children were wearing helmets. [140472]

Mr. Jamieson:

The following table shows fatal and serious pedal cycle casualties among adults and children for each of the last three years.

2000 2001 2002
Severity Child Adult Child Adult Child Adult
Fatal 27 98 25 111 22 107
Serious 731 1,856 649 1,840 572 1,694


Figures exclude cases where the age of the casualty was unknown.

Information on the percentages of adults and children in each category wearing helmets is not held centrally.

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