HC Deb 13 November 1933 vol 281 cc567-8

asked the Minister of Transport if he can give the figures relating to road accidents in England, Scotland, and Wales for the last six months to the nearest convenient date, stating how many persons have been injured and killed as a result of such accidents during that period?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Oliver Stanley)

I am about to issue a preliminary analysis of fatal accidents occurring on the roads during the first six months of the year and would ask my, hon. and gallant Friend to await the return which I hope will be available in a few days' time. As regards other accidents, I understand that my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has asked for a special return from all police forces in England and Wales of the number of accidents for the first nine months of this year. These figures which will be available in a day or two will include non-fatal as well as fatal accidents.


Can the Minister of Transport say whether there will be a comparison with previous years showing the number of fatalities this year as compared with previous years?


Not in the statement that I am going to issue. That is an analysis of the causes, and there will be no comparison with the figures of previous years. The other return by the Home Secretary will be published by the Home Office.