HC Deb 04 February 1959 vol 599 cc371-2
15. Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he has considered the problem raised by the intrusion of deer on the A.45 road between Birmingham and Coventry; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nugent

Inquiries have been made since the hon. Member wrote to me, but I can find no evidence that this is other than exceptional. I have written to the hon. Member setting out the matter at greater length.

Mr. Moss

While I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for writing, may I ask whether he is aware that there was a collision on this fast double-traffic Birmingham and Coventry road between a new Jaguar car and a deer, involving the owner in expensive repairs? Can the hon. Gentleman say what his responsibility is for motorways of this kind, and whether paragraph 5 of the Goddard Report of 1953 on civil liability for damage done applies in this case?

Mr. Nugent

This deer is of course spelt "deer" and not "dear". I have no responsibility in the matter. Questions on legal responsibility should be addressed to my right hon. and learned Friend the Attorney-General.

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