§ MR. THORNE (West Ham, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of fatal and other accidents that happened in London, for the six months ending April, 1907, through omnibuses, cabs, and other vehicles drawn by horses.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. GLADSTONE, Leeds, W.)
The total number of street accidents to persons and property in the Metropolitan police district, known to the police to have been caused by horse-drawn vehicles during the six months ended 30th April last, is 9,951, of which 903 were due to omnibuses, 346 to tramcars, and the remaining 8,702 to other vehicles. Seventy-one of these were fatal accidents, five of which were due to omnibuses, and four to tramcars; and there were in addition 2,892 cases of personal injury, 211 of which were caused by omnibuses, and 77 by tramcars.