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Train Cancellations

Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trains in England and Wales were cancelled on each day between 20 February and 1 March, broken down by reason for cancellation. [221720]

Mr. McNulty [holding answer 15 March 2005]: The information is not collated centrally in the specific format requested. Provisional figures for the number of cancelled trains for each day in the specified period are given in the following table. However the causes of such cancellations are not available.
Trains cancelled in England and Wales1, 2

DateTrains cancelled(3)
20 February 2005102
21 February 2005248
22 February 2005219
23 February 2005287
24 February 2005260
25 February 2005196
26 February 2005110
27 February 2005148
28 February 2005642
1 March 2005220

(1) Figures for England and Wales are for all franchised train operating companies excluding Scotrail.
(2) Figures are provisional subject to verification to ensure that recorded cancellations take account of any changes to the number of scheduled trains for reasons such as the need to undertake engineering works or the introduction of emergency timetables.
(3) Figures relate to cancellations as recorded as part of the Public Performance Measure of train reliability, i.e. trains that did not run as planned or a train that ran but did not complete at least half of its scheduled journey.



Jon Trickett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many accidents occurred at his departmental premises in each of the last five years involving (a) members of his Department's staff and (b) members of the public. [222570]

Mr. Timms: The number of accidents reported on HM Treasury's premises in each of the last five years involving (a) members of HM Treasury staff and (b) contractors is given as follows. No accidents have been reported by members of the public:
Number of accidents

StaffContractorsNear missTotal

Jon Trickett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he publishes data for the number of accidents at work involving employees of his Department; and if he will make a statement. [222583]

Mr. Timms: The data will be published in our departmental annual report 2005.
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Jon Trickett: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements for monitoring accidents at work involving members of staff of his Department are in place; and if he will make a statement. [222634]

Mr. Timms: HM Treasury monitor all reported accidents and near miss incidents, identifying trends. Quarterly statistics are produced for the various Health and Safety Committees. These statistics are included in the Treasury's Annual Health and Safety Report that is submitted to the Board.

Drug Deaths

Lynne Jones: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many deaths the primary cause was found to be (a) heroin, (b) crack cocaine, (c) cocaine, (d) ecstasy, (e) cannabis, (f) alcohol, (g) solvents and (h) prescription drugs in each of the last five years. [222621]

Mr. Timms: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Lynne Jones, dated 18 March 2005:

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Number of alcohol-related deaths(4) and deaths from drug-related poisoning(5) involving selected drugs,(6) England and Wales, 1999 to 2003(7)

Deaths from drug-related poisoning where the following
substances were specifically mentioned
(a) Heroin/morphine754926889790591
(b)+(c) Cocaine (including crack cocaine)(8)888096139113
(d) Ecstasy2636555533
(e) Cannabis811151511
(f) Alcohol-related deaths5,5055,6145,9706,0336,580

(4) For the years 1999–2000 the cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9). The codes selected to define alcohol-related deaths are listed as follows:
291—Alcoholic psychoses
303—Alcohol dependence syndrome
305.0—Non-dependent abuse of alcohol
425.5—Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
571—Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis
E860—Accidental poisoning by alcohol
For the years 2001–2003 the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) was used. To maintain comparability with earlier years the following codes were selected:
F10—Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol
142.6—Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
K70—Alcoholic liver disease
K73—Chronic hepatitis, not elsewhere classified
K74—Fibrosis and cirrhosis of liver
X45—Accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol
The selection of codes to define alcohol-related deaths is described in:
Baker A and Rooney C (2003). Recent trends in alcohol-related mortality, and the impact of ICD-10 on the monitoring of these deaths in England and Wales. Health Statistics Quarterly 17, pp 5–14.
2 Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes 292, 304, 305.2–305.9, E850-E858, E950.0-E950.5, E962.0 and E980.0-E980.5 for 1999 to 2000, and the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes F11-F16, F18-F19, X40-X44, X60-X64, X85 and Y10-Y14from 2001 onwards.
3 Drugs mentioned on the death certificate of a death where the underlying cause was drug poisoning.
4 Data are for deaths occurring in each calendar year.
5 It is not possible to provide separate figures on deaths related to crack cocaine and cocaine from routine mortality data, as these substances are not generally separately identified on death certificates. ONS routinely publishes a combined figure for deaths mentioning cocaine on the death certificate.
Source of data on deaths related to drug poisoning:
Tables of deaths related to drug poisoning on the National Statistics website at

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