HC Deb 31 January 1934 vol 285 cc344-5
57. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state the number of animals which have been killed by motors on the public roads in the last 12 months, giving the type of animal in each case?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I regret that the information asked for is not available.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the instructions laid down in the Road Traffic Act, 1930, are being carried out?


Oh, yes. But the police do not get a full report of every accident, and their reports will not be complete.


Are there any steps that the right hon. Gentleman can take to bring it to the notice of the motoring public that ponies and cattle lawfully pasturing in the New Forest have as much right to be on the high road as motorists; in fact, more?