HC Deb 16 June 1925 vol 185 c269

asked the Minister of Transport what was the total number of fatal accidents on the railways of Great Britain, and the number of persons killed by the said accidents for the three years 1922, 1923, and 1924; and what steps are being taken by the Government to reduce the number and gravity of such accidents?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the last Annual Report on the Railway Accidents in Great Britain, which contains full particulars of the number of fatal and other accidents on the railways in 1922 and in 1923. The Report also contains information with regard to the steps being taken to reduce the number of these accidents, and in this connection I would also refer the hon. Member to the remarks I made on the subject when the Ministry of Transport Vote was under discussion on the 21st May.


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us whether the proportion of accidents in this country in relation to traffic is higher or lower than in other countries?

Colonel ASHLEY

I could not answer that without notice.