HC Deb 05 May 1959 vol 605 c216
40. Mr. Moss

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, whether the results of the sample inquiries undertaken by the Road Research Laboratory, in collaboration with the Medical Research Council, into the nature of injuries sustained in road accidents are now available; and if he will make a statement.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works (Mr. Harmar Nicholls)

The sample inquiries have been in operation only since October, 1958, and the number in the sample is not yet sufficient for analysis.

Mr. Moss

Can the hon. Gentleman say how long it will be before significant results become available?

Mr. Nicholls

It may be possible to make a preliminary report in about twelve months, but since the collaboration with the Road Research Laboratory and the Medical Research Council has been in operation about forty cases have been analysed. At that speed, about twelve months will produce a number of cases which will be worth reporting on.

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