HC Deb 17 June 1904 vol 136 cc359-60
MR. SCOTT-MONTAGU (Hampshire, New Forest)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, if he grants the Return asked for by the hon. Member for East Cork as to the number of motor-car accidents from 1st June. 1903, to 31st May, 1904, he will place beside the figures given, for purposes of comparison, a Return of the number of accidents caused by horses and horse-drawn vehicles in the same period.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers Douglas.) I will consider whether the figures asked for by my hon. friend can be given at the same time as any figures as to motor-car accidents which it may le possible to compile. But it must be remembered that the total number of horses and horse-drawn vehicles in use cannot be given; and that, without such a basis for comparison, no trustworthy deductions can be drawn from the figures.