HC Deb 17 March 1938 vol 333 cc576-7
33. Miss Rathbone

asked the Home Secretary how many motor accidents were reported to the police as having taken place on the Embankment, including Millbank and Grosvenor Road, during the past 12 months; and how many persons were killed or injured in these accidents?

Sir S. Hoare

Between 1st March, 1937, and 28th February, 1938, 300 accidents involving personal injury, both fatal and non-fatal, were recorded by the Metropolitan police as having occurred on the Embankment, including Millbank and Grosvenor Road. As a result of these accidents, eight persons died and 362 received injuries. If the hon. Member would care to know on what parts of the Embankment these accidents occurred, I should be glad to arrange for her to see the casualty maps at New Scotland Yard, which give a far better impression of the position than I can give by reference to statistics.

Miss Rathbone

While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that information may I ask whether he can say what proportion of the accidents were due to excessive speed?

Sir S. Hoare

What I can say is that 1,000 persons were reported for exceeding the speed limit in that period.