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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1987.

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Photo of Mr Paul Channon Mr Paul Channon , Southend West 12:00 am, 20th July 1987

We shall never be satisfied, and we must not be complacent. but at the moment the figures are extremely encouraging. The latest figures for the first quarter of 1987, compared with the first quarter last year, show that deaths are down by 12 per cent., serious injuries are down by 13 per cent., and the casualty rate per mile is down by 13 per cent. That is very good news. It is not good enough, but it is good news.