HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 c390
10. Mr. Page

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will publish an analysis of road accidents in which motor cyclists have been involved during a recent convenient twelve months' period showing the number of registered vehicles and the number of accidents for each of the following classes, namely, 250 c.c. and under, exceeding 250 c.c. but not exceeding 350 c.c., exceeding 350 c.c. but not exceeding 500 c.c. and exceeding 500 c.c.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (Mr. Hugh Molson)

The figures asked for are not immediately available. Some statistical research into the number of motor cycles of different sizes involved in accidents is at present being done for the use of the Sub-Committee of the Departmental Committee on Road Safety which is considering the appropriate minimum age for riding motor cycles. I will also arrange for the numbers of motor cycles in certain engine-size groups to be obtained when the next annual census of road vehicles licensed is being made.