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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. 
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.
|20 February 2005||102|
|21 February 2005||248|
|22 February 2005||219|
|23 February 2005||287|
|24 February 2005||260|
|25 February 2005||196|
|26 February 2005||110|
|27 February 2005||148|
|28 February 2005||642|
|1 March 2005||220|
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. 
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:
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. 
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.
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. 
As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking 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)
The most recently available information is for deaths in 2003. Relevant figures are only readily available for deaths where the underlying cause was either related to drug poisoning or directly related to alcohol (alcohol abuse, dependence and poisoning, and diseases directly related to alcohol use). It is not possible to identify from death certificates which substance was the primary cause when more than one was involved. Figures related to the number of deaths on which substances (a) to (e) were mentioned are shown in the table below, together with figures on alcohol-related deaths. Figures are for the calendar years 1999 to 2003.
Figures on deaths due to volatile solvent abuse are collected separately by Department of Health. Figures on deaths involving prescription drugs are not available as it is not possible to readily identify deaths where an adverse reaction to a particular drug taken in therapeutic dosage was involved. Adverse reactions to drugs are reported to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency using the yellow card scheme. Figures on deaths from overdoses involving these drugs are available, however some substances are available in prescription and over-the-counter compounds and these cannot be distinguished.
The figures on alcohol include only those where the underlying cause was alcohol-related. The figures on specific drugs include any mention of a substance on a death related to drug poisoning. This means a death could be included in more than one row of the table, for example if the deceased took both heroin and cocaine.
|Deaths from drug-related poisoning where the following|
substances were specifically mentioned
|(b)+(c) Cocaine (including crack cocaine)(8)||88||80||96||139||113|
|(f) Alcohol-related deaths||5,505||5,614||5,970||6,033||6,580|
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