HC Deb 08 December 1927 vol 211 c1542

asked the Home Secretary whether his Department is furnished with reports by the police of all accidents to vehicles in England and Wales which involve personal injuries, and, if so, whether these reports are analysed with a view to discovering the principal causes of such accidents?


No, Sir; street accidents are not reported in this way. The police furnish returns which give the number of accidents in the several police districts and the vehicles by which they were caused, and form the basis of the returns presented annually to Parliament, but I have no further details as to the causes of such accidents generally. In the Metropolitan Police District, however, and certain other areas the returns are subjected to further analysis on the lines indicated in the question.