75. Sir THOMAS HENDERSON
asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that nearly 75 per cent. of the fatal accidents in road traffic in Great Britain during 1922 were caused by mechanically-propelled vehicles other than omnibuses and tramcars, he is prepared to consider legislation to ensure the granting of driving licences only to persons who can prove their ability to drive and their knowledge of the rules and courtesies of the road?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Colonel W. Ashley)
I have been asked to answer this question. I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 13th March to the hon. Member for Berwick-on-Tweed, of which I am sending him a copy.