HC Deb 12 July 1944 vol 401 cc1729-30
31. Sir John Graham Kerr

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he will state the number of road accidents reported to his Department during the last available year and the number of deaths arising therefrom.

Mr. Noel-Baker

During the war, the police have reported only the number of fatal and non-fatal injuries caused by road accidents. During the 12 months which ended on 31st May, 1944, 6,166 persons were killed and 121,596 were injured. It is possible that the police have not reported minor injuries as fully as before the war, and comparisons with pre-war years may not, therefore, be valid.