HC Deb 19 March 1934 vol 287 cc868-9
62. Sir W. DAVISON

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the numbers of road accidents daily occurring, he will arrange for a weekly statement to be made in the House of Commons as to the total number of persons killed and injured on the roads during the preceding week, with a view to impressing the seriousness of this matter upon the public and the need for care and consideration on the part of all road users?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

Arrangements have already been made with my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Home Department and for Scotland for the number of persons killed and injured on the roads to be reported weekly for a period beginning at Easter in order that they may be available for publication in connection with the coming campaign for the reduction of road accidents.


In view of the exceptional casualties on the roads last year, numbering 220,000, does the hon. and gallant Gentleman not think that some statement might be made in the House weekly, so that Members of Parliament would have it before them and could bring it to the notice of their constituents?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

I think probably that the people of this country might learn more about the subject if the information were published in some other way. I am not at all sure that they study the reports of this House as closely as they ought to do.


Will the details of the accidents be published as well?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

I cannot give that information at the moment, but I will look into the matter.