§ MR. SOARES
To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can state the number of convictions during the past twelve months in England under the first clause of the Motor Act of 1896; how many of such convictions were for a first offence; and how many for a second offence.
(Answered by Mr. Gerald Balfour.) According to information received from the police authorities of England and Wales, outside the Metropolitan police district, there were 837 convictions under Section 1 (1) of The Motor-Car Act, 1903, during the last twelve months. I am unable to state the number for that period as regards the Metropolitan police district, but I am informed that during the year 1904 there were 168 convictions under the sub-section in that district. 319 The Local Government Board have no information as to how many of the convictions were for first and second offences respectively.