HC Deb 28 October 1912 vol 43 c39

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, having regard to accidents on the tramway system of the city of Glasgow, he will state, for the purposes of comparison, the number of miles travelled, the number of passengers carried, and the number of accidents on all the electric tramways in London, and the same figures for the Glasgow tramways?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

During the year 1911, 36 persons were reported to the Board of Trade to have been killed and 927 to have been injured on the various tramway systems within the Metropolitan Police District. The corresponding numbers in respect of the Glasgow Tramways were 8 persons killed and 203 injured. Approximately 800 million passengers were carried during the year in Greater London in cars running 80 million miles, while in Glasgow about 275 million passengers were carried and 22 million car miles run.