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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport where in England and Wales statisticians from his Department monitor seat belt wearing rates; what guidance his Department issues to statisticians on collecting this information; how many (a) males and (b) females are employed to monitor seat belt wearing rates; and if he will make a statement. 
Dr. Ladyman: TRL Ltd. undertakes regular observational seat belt wearing surveys for the Department. Information on the methodology employed by TRL Ltd. is given in their published annual leaflets. A copy of the most recent leaflet, LF 2099 of August 2006 has been placed in the Library. Information is also given in a 1990 report Restraint use by car occupants, 1982-89 by J Broughton, TRL Research Report 289, which can be obtained from TRL Ltd., on 01344 770783, at a cost of £30. Thirteen female TRL employees undertook the most recent survey in April 2006.
Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research he has commissioned into the number of collisions and near-collisions with (a) vehicles, (b) pedestrians and (c) other bicycles as a result of cyclists going through red lights. 
Mr. Love: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many serious accidents have occurred on (a) the A406 North Circular Road between the Lee Valley and the A105 Green Lanes and (b) the A10 between Tottenham and the M25 in the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
The number of serious personal injury accidents reported to the police on (a) the A406 North Circular Road between the Lee Valley at the junction of A1009 Hall lane and the A105 Green Lanes; and (b) the A10 between the junction of A109 at Tottenham
and its junction with M25 for the last five years are given in the following table.
|Number of serious personal injury road accidents 2001-05|
|(a)||(b)||Junction included in both (a) and (b)( 1)|
|(1) The figures given in columns (a) and (b) have a junction which is common to both lengths of road and therefore the accidents on that junction will be included in both sets of figures. The separate figures for this junction are given in the main answer. Source: TFL LRSU|
Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many alcohol-related road accidents there have been in each year since 1997, broken down by police authority; and how many deaths occurred. 
Dr. Ladyman: Estimates of personal injury road accidents reported to the police, involving illegal alcohol levels and the consequent casualties, in Great Britain are calculated on a national basis only. These estimates are published in an article in Road Casualties Great Britain: 2005 published on 28 September 2006. Copies of the publication have been placed in the Library of the House.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the socio-economic group most likely to be involved in a road traffic accident in (a) Surrey and (b) England in the last 10 years. 
The most recent research of which we are aware was published in the British Medical Journal in July 2006 and examined socio-economic inequalities in rates of death of children from road accidents in England and Wales.
20.6 times higher for deaths as pedestrians;
5.5 times higher for deaths as car occupants; and
27.5 times higher for deaths as cyclists.
(1) National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification Class 1: Higher managerial and professional occupations.
(2) National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification Class 8: Never worked and long-term unemployed
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what days of the week the highest proportion of road traffic accidents occurred in (a) Surrey and (b) England over the last 10 years. 
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