HC Deb 30 March 1955 vol 539 cc363-4
28. Mr. Keenan

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he can now state when the Report on road accidents for 1953 will be published.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Towards the end of May.

Mr. Keenan

Will the right hon. Gentleman note that it is 15 months since these statistics should have been completed, and that should have given his Department at least 12 months to consider them? It will now be nearly 18 months before we get the Report of 1953, so when are we to get the Report of 1954? Will they both be published next year?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am sure that the hon. Member knows that the figures have been given a long time ago. The publication to which his Question relates involves a detailed analysis of the figures and the causes of the accidents. The figures, of course, have been available for a very long time.