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Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from (a) passengers or passenger groups and (b) train operating companies advocating changes to the Approved Penalty Fares Scheme; and if he will make a statement. [227959]

Paul Clark: The Department for Transport receives a small amount of correspondence from passengers, principally related to an individual’s penalty fare or unsuccessful appeal against a penalty fare.

The statutory passenger representative bodies, London Travelwatch and Passenger Focus, have both approached the Department recently regarding a consultative review of the Penalty Fares Rules 2002. The Department intends to undertake such a review as provided for under regulation 11 of the Railways (Penalty Fares) Regulations 1994.

Roads: Accidents

Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) injured as a result of traffic collisions involving drivers under the age of 25 years who exceeded alcohol limits in each region of England and Wales in (i) each of the last 10 years and (ii) 2008 to date. [227141]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The estimated numbers of people (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) slightly injured resulting from reported personal injury road accidents involving at least one driver or rider under the age of 25 years old and over the legal alcohol level in each Government office region in England and Wales in 1998 to 2007 are given in the table.


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Number of casualties
Government Office region Severity 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

North East

Killed

0

0

0

10

0

0

10

10

10

10

Serious

20

30

20

30

30

20

20

30

30

40

Slight

130

160

150

140

110

150

170

110

150

160

North West

Killed

20

10

10

20

10

20

20

20

20

20

Serious

120

70

80

80

90

80

130

130

110

80

Slight

420

410

380

440

460

430

490

470

460

450

Yorkshire and the Humber

Killed

20

10

10

10

10

20

20

20

20

20

Serious

70

80

60

50

70

120

70

60

80

60

Slight

330

330

290

310

320

360

410

350

280

260

East Midlands

Killed

10

10

10

10

10

0

10

10

20

20

Serious

80

50

50

70

50

50

80

70

70

70

Slight

310

270

230

250

270

240

320

260

270

220

West Midlands

Killed

10

10

10

20

10

10

10

20

10

30

Serious

90

80

70

60

80

60

70

50

60

80

Slight

290

270

320

340

370

350

350

340

360

360

East of England

Killed

20

0

10

10

10

20

20

20

10

20

Serious

120

100

90

100

90

110

90

90

70

80

Slight

350

300

330

310

320

340

320

380

320

310

South East

Killed

20

20

20

30

10

20

20

30

30

20

Serious

110

100

100

120

100

120

100

90

80

80

Slight

500

490

530

510

460

480

520

450

470

480

London

Killed

0

10

10

0

10

0

10

10

0

0

Serious

70

50

50

60

60

60

60

40

20

20

Slight

200

190

210

270

290

270

260

180

110

60

South West

Killed

20

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

20

20

Serious

60

60

60

50

40

50

70

50

80

60

Slight

310

260

310

280

290

300

320

280

370

310

England

Killed

130

80

90

110

90

110

130

150

130

150

Serious

720

600

570

620

620

660

670

600

600

560

Slight

2,840

2,690

2,740

2,850

2,890

2,900

3,150

2,810

2,790

2,600

Wales

Killed

10

10

0

0

10

10

10

10

10

20

Serious

60

50

50

40

40

40

50

30

20

40

Slight

180

180

200

240

210

220

230

210

220

160

England and Wales

Killed

130

80

90

110

100

110

140

150

150

170

Serious

780

650

620

670

660

700

720

630

620

600

Slight

3,010

2,870

2,940

3,080

3,100

3,130

3,380

3,010

3,010

2,750

Notes:
1. Numbers rounded to nearest 1.0.
2. Figures are estimated using data from the police and from coroners' records. The 2007 and 2008 data will be available in September 2009 and September 2010 respectively.

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