§ 28. Commander MARSDEN
asked the Minister of Transport whether he intends to introduce new legislation for the purpose of reducing the number of accidents resulting in death or injury caused by vehicles and horses in streets, roads, and public places?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Pybus)
I have no present intention of introducing fresh legislation, particularly as the question was so recently and so prominently before Parham-lent in connection with the passing of the Road Traffic Act, 1930. I am, however, in frequent consultation with my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary as to the best means of reducing accidents, whether by enforcement of the law or otherwise.
§ Commander MARSDEN
May I put the question in this way. It is admitted that the existing laws are fairly and impartially administered, but does not the right hon. Gentleman consider that by the results and returns from the Home Office these rules and regulations have shown themselves to be quite inadequate to reduce the terrible number of daily accidents resulting in disablement, injury, and death?
§ Sir A. M. SAMUEL
How long does the hon. Member think the public is going to tolerate 20 people being killed daily on the roads, and nothing being done?
§ Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
Is the Department conducting any research into the causes of these accidents, such as worn-out tyres?