HC Deb 05 February 1941 vol 368 cc922-3
24. Sir Adam Maitland

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is now able to give the number of road accidents in which members of the Forces have been involved during the last three months or for such a period as he has been able to obtain information?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

I am not in a position to add anything to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend on 22nd January.

Sir A. Maitland

Would my right hon. and gallant Friend say when it would be convenient for me to put down another Question on this subject?

Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon

The figures are coming in, but I am not ready to give them. Perhaps next week will be all right.

Sir John Mellor

Is it not the case that where a civilian is injured through the negligent driving of a Service vehicle the best he can get out of the Government is an ex gratia payment if he is lucky?

Lieut. - Colonel Moore - Brabazon

I always understood that in a question of damage everything paid by the Government is ex gratia and that you could not get it in any other way.