ScotGov: Updated road accident statistics for 2007 have been released by Scotland's Chief Statistician. The web-tables update figures published in June 2008 and provide more detailed analysis, including comparisons with other countries, drink-drive estimates and analysis of factors which may have contributed to road accidents.
Press release ~ Road accident statistics 2007 ~
ScotGov – Transport and travel statistics ~ About statistics in Scotland ~ Road Safety Scotland ~ Transport Scotland – Road Safety ~ Don’t let this happen to you
CLG: The latest fire statistics for the UK covering the 12-month period up to 31 December 2007 show a fall in the total number of fires (384,000) in the UK - down 12%. The Fire Statistics Monitor is published quarterly by Communities & Local Government and includes provisional figures on fires, fire deaths & injuries and false alarm calls.
Also available is the latest annual statistical bulletin, Fire Statistics United Kingdom, 2006, which contains trends and analysis for the years 1996-2006.
HO: Police officers, clubs and fans have been praised by Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker for tackling football-related violence last season. The 'Statistics on Football-Related Arrests and Banning Orders' Season 2007-08' reveal there were 3,842 arrests last season at all international & domestic games, with no arrests at 67% of matches. The new figures mean just 0.01% of 37m supporters attending matches in England & Wales in the last year were arrested for football-related violence.
Press release ~ Statistics on Football-Related Arrests and Banning Orders for Season 2007/08 ~ Guidance to Prosecutors and Managers - Football Related Offences ~ ScotGov - FBOs
Defra: A report claims that Britain's hospital patients, civil servants, armed forces personnel and others eating in government establishments are being treated to menus that increasingly feature seasonal, home-grown food. Public procurement of food & catering accounts for £2bn in England.
The report is part of the monitoring of the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI), one of the key aims of which is to increase tendering opportunities for small & local food producers to help them win contracts to supply government departments and other public bodies.
Press release ~
Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI) ~ Report ~ Meaty Meals for School Cooks ~ Putting it into practice: Advice for promoting healthy food and improving the sustainability and efficiency of food procurement, catering services and supply ~ Meat and Livestock Commission ~ Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board ~ Heart of England Fine Foods ~ Selling to the Public Sector ~ English Farming and Food Partnership ~ English Farming and Food Partnerships' Share to Farm programme ~ OGC – Sustainable Food