HC Deb 15 April 1937 vol 322 cc1169-70
46. Mr. Day

asked the Home Secretary the figures of the fatal and non-fatal road accidents which have occurred in the Metropolitan police area for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and the number which occurred during the corresponding calendar period prior to the abolition of the speed limit?

Sir J. Simon

As the answer is in tabular form, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Day

Is it a fact that the figures show that the accidents were very much less than before the speed limit was imposed?

Sir J. Simon

Perhaps the hon. Member had better look at the figures.

Lieut.-Colonel Moore

Will the right hon. Gentleman separate those accidents caused by Rolls Royce cars?

Following are the figures:

Accidents resulting in Number of accidents in the 12 months ended 31st December.
1934. 1936.
Death 1,413 1,038
Personal injury 52,184 50,186
Total accidents 53,397 51,224