§ Mr. Waller
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give the number of (i) deaths, (ii) serious injuries and (iii) slight injuries relating to passengers on(a) stage carriage services and (b) other bus and coach services which occurred in the last three years for which figures are available, expressed in terms of number per million passenger miles.
§ Mr. Atkins
The police complete a standard accident report form called STATS19 for each personal injury accident that occurs on public roads. The information requested—subdividing buses and coaches into stage carriage services and others—is not recorded on the STATS19 accident report form and is, therefore, not available.
Casualty rates for all public service vehicles, whether or not in stage operation, are given in table 26 in "Road Accidents Great Britain", a copy of which is in the Library.