§ Mr. LAIDLAW (Renfrewshire, E.)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fatal accidents were reported as having occurred in the United Kingdom in the years 1904, 1905, and 1906, respectively.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) The number of deaths in England and Wales due to accident or negligence was 10,902 in 1904 and 10,829 in 1905. The figures for 1905 are not yet available. The number in Ireland was 1,675 in 1904 and 1,588 in 1905; the number in Scotland in 1904 (the last year for which figures can be given) was 2,594.