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Railways: Greater Manchester

Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train services on average ran on Saturdays in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 between Manchester and (i) Heald Green, (ii) Bramhall, (iii) Cheadle Hulme, (iv) Gately, (v) Davenport, (vi) Hazel Grove and (vii) Woodsmoor. [266160]

Paul Clark: The Department for Transport does not hold the information at the level of detail requested. Network Rail is the custodian of timetable and performance data for the rail industry. The hon. Member should contact Network Rail’s chief executive at the following address for a response to his question:


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Roads: Accidents

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) accidents and (b) deaths on rural roads in which driving under the influence of illegal drugs was identified as a contributory factor there were in each (i) local authority area and (ii) constituency in each year since 1997; [264275]

(2) how many (a) accidents and (b) deaths on rural roads in which drink driving was identified as a contributory factor there were in each (i) local authority area and (ii) constituency in each year since 1997; [264276]

(3) how many (a) accidents and (b) deaths on rural roads in which excessive speed was identified as a
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contributory factor there were in each (i) local authority area and (ii) constituency in each year since 1997. [264277]

Jim Fitzpatrick: The tables show the numbers of (a) accidents and (b) deaths on rural roads in which ‘impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal)’, ‘impaired by alcohol’ and ‘exceeding speed limit’ were identified as contributory factors in each Government office region since 2005.

Information on contributory factors is not available below Government office region level and is only available from 2005. Note that up to six contributory factors can be recorded for an accident, so same accidents may be counted in more than one table.

Accidents( 1) on rural( 2) roads with ‘Impaired by drugs’( 3) as a contributory factor
2005 2006 2007
Government office regions Accidents Deaths Accidents Deaths Accidents Deaths

North East

14

1

11

2

11

0

North West

22

5

22

12

26

1

Yorkshire and the Humber

11

1

17

3

26

1

East Midlands

15

1

20

5

17

4

West Midlands

19

2

19

2

18

1

East of England

46

11

38

7

49

10

South East

53

8

45

2

47

19

London

1

0

1

0

2

0

South West

31

4

19

1

32

3

Wales

25

2

15

0

17

4

Scotland

12

3

26

6

24

4

Great Britain

249

38

233

40

269

47

(1) Includes only accidents where a police officer attended the scene and in which a contributory factor was reported
(2) Excluding motorways
(3) Drugs can be illicit or medicinal

Accidents( 1 ) on rural( 2) roads with ‘Impaired by alcohol’ as a contributory factor
2005 2006 2007
Government office regions Accidents Deaths Accidents Deaths Accidents Death s

North East

189

13

165

7

145

7

North West

247

15

272

16

251

7

Yorkshire and the Humber

205

10

218

8

258

16

East Midlands

322

11

315

23

331

20

West Midlands

334

18

335

16

294

11

East of England

473

19

442

25

438

23

South East

664

34

654

33

612

28

London

15

1

12

0

9

0

South West

391

17

288

5

333

8

Wales

211

9

215

11

245

12

Scotland

229

15

256

19

246

14

Great Britain

3,280

162

3,172

163

3,162

146

(1) Includes only accidents where a police officer attended the scene and in which a contributory factor was reported
(2) Excluding motorways


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Accidents( 1) on rural( 2) roads with ‘Exceeding speed limit’ as a contributory factor
2005 2006 2007
Government office regions Accidents Deaths Accidents Deaths Accidents Deaths

North East

124

12

117

12

114

11

North West

247

31

261

29

247

25

Yorkshire and the Humber

189

26

222

28

228

21

East Midlands

304

17

342

28

393

27

West Midlands

348

21

316

29

331

15

East of England

381

22

409

26

363

28

South East

592

41

618

29

626

32

London

23

1

17

0

29

1

South West

423

30

310

15

330

26

Wales

234

14

235

19

235

13

Scotland

205

17

221

42

267

34

Great Britain

3,070

232

3,068

257

3,163

233

(1) Includes only accidents where a police officer attended the scene and in which a contributory factor was reported
(2) Excluding motorways

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