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Railways: First Aid Provision

Lord Greaves asked Her Majesty's Government:

Lord Davies of Oldham: The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 require employers to provide adequate and appropriate equipment and facilities to enable first aid to be given to their employees if they are injured or taken ill at work. Employers are required to assess whether first aid facilities are appropriate to the circumstances of the workplace. As a minimum, employers are required to provide a suitably stocked first aid box and appoint a competent person to take charge of first aid arrangements.

There are no legal requirements for railway operators to make first aid provision and facilities available for non-employees. However, most railway operators do generally make first aid provision for passengers on trains and at major stations.

Signals Passed at Danger: Monthly Reports

Lord Berkeley asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Lord Davies of Oldham: It takes the Health and Safety Executive approximately 24 staff days per year, at a total annual cost of about £4,000, to collect, analyse and publish on its website (and place in the House Library) its monthly reports on signals passed at danger. These reports also contain data about train protection and warning system interventions and activations.

Lord Berkeley asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many people have been killed or seriously injured in each year since the Health and Safety Executive reports on signals passed at danger were introduced in the year 1997–98.[HL5316]

Lord Davies of Oldham: Details of the number of people killed and seriously injured on Britain's railways are available in the Health and Safety Executive's annual reports on railway safety, copies of which are available from the House Library.

Public Roads: Tolls

Lord Fearn asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many public road bridges still have tolls.[HL5356]

Lord Davies of Oldham: There are 12 public road bridges in England where tolls are charged.

Lord Fearn asked Her Majesty's Government:

    How many public road tunnels still have tolls.[HL5357]

Lord Davies of Oldham: There are two public road tunnels in England where tolls are charged.

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Cruise Liners

Lord Fearn asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Which cruise liners operate under British companies.[HL5358]

Lord Davies of Oldham: 24 cruise liners were operating under the direct ownership of UK companies at the end of June 2003. These are as follows:


    Adonia


    Aidaaura


    Aidavita


    A'Rosa Blu


    Aurora


    Braemar


    Caronia


    Hebridean Princess


    Hebridean Spirit


    Lord of the Glens


    Ocean Village


    Oceana


    Oriana


    Pacific Sky


    Queen Elizabeth 2


    Royal Princess


    Seabourn Legend


    Seabourn Pride


    Seabourn Spirit


    Seven Seas Navigator


    Seven Seas Voyager


    Sunbird


    Superstar Aries


    World Discoverer

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