§ 16. Brigadier-General WARNER
asked the President of the Board of Education if, having regard to the number of accidents reported as occurring to children through motor traffic, he will consider the advisability of issuing a recommendation to all schools throughout the country that children should be repeatedly warned of the risks they incur in crossing streets and playing games in streets and roads?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Duchess of Atholl)
My right hon. Friend circulated a memorandum to local education authorities last December, calling their attention to this matter, and I believe that they are fully alive to the importance of warning the children against traffic dangers. I am glad to be able to add that, in the Metropolitan area, the number of street accidents to children expressed as a percentage of the total number of such accidents shows a steady decline.
§ Brigadier-General WARNER
Does the Noble Lady think that the instruction that has been issued throughout the country is being effectively carried out? I am aware that the accidents in London are fewer, but are they fewer throughout the country?
§ Mr. MORGAN JONES
Would it not be better to provide adequate playing grounds for the children rather than let them play in the streets?