§ 60. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport whether he is able to give figures showing the number of accidents, fatal and otherwise, caused by mechanically-propelled vehicles during the last 12 months for which figures are available in New York and London, respectively?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The latest comparable figures that I have been able to obtain are for the calendar year 1922. These show in the Metropolitan Police district that 595 persons were killed and 17,138 were injured by mechanically-propelled road vehicles, whilst, in New York, from figures published in the Press, though not official, 932 persons were killed by mechanically-propelled vehicles, and the total number of persons injured by road vehicles was 28,097. I regret, however, that I am unable to say what number of the injuries included in the latter figure were attributable to mechnically-propelled vehicles.
§ Lieut.-Colonel CROFT
Is the hon. and gallant Gentleman satisfied that the police take steps to see that motors do not exceed 20 miles an hour in towns?—[HON. MEMBERS: "Ask Curzon!"]