HC Deb 04 May 1966 vol 727 cc1597-8
13. Mr. Wellbeloved

asked the Minister of Transport if she will publish the figures for the Greater London Council area of primary school children killed or injured as a result of road accidents while travelling to and from school.

Mr. John Morris

The number killed or injured travelling to and from school is not known. Last year in the Metropolitan Police District 40 children between 5 and 12 years were killed and nearly 6,000 injured.

Mr. Wellbeloved

Is my hon Friend aware that those figures will be received with dismay in the London area? Will his Ministry undertake to consider the procedures involved in the appointment of school crossing patrol attendants and the resiting of pedestrian crossings where much frustration and delay are now occurring?

Mr. Morris

I agree that these are serious figures and I will bear in mind what my hon. Friend has said.