§ Andrew George
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many fatalities there were in the fishing industry following an incident when at sea in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
In each of the last five years the number of fatalities occurring at sea were:
Year Number 1996 20 1997 28 1998 25 1999 7 2000 28
Fatalities occurring in harbour, or when anchored outside harbour are not included.