HC Deb 26 February 1917 vol 90 cc1673-4
28. Mr. MacVEAGH

asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the total number of fatal accidents in the London streets between sunset and sunrise since the beginning of the War, and the total number of persons killed by Zeppelins during the same period?


Information in the precise form desired by the hon. Member is not available, but the total number of fatal accidents in the Metropolitan Police dis- trict during the hours of darkness—i.e., between half an hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise—between 1st August, 1914, and 31st January, 1917, was 954. The number killed by Zeppelins in the Metropolitan Police district was 137. The corresponding figures for the City are 29 fatal accidents and 13 persons killed by Zeppelins.

Mr. H. LAW

Have we not now come to the time when the policy as to lighting should be reconsidered?


The policy has just been reconsidered and alterations made.