HL Deb 10 June 1880 vol 252 c1599

rose to ask Her Majesty's Government, Whether their attention has been called (1) to the number of accidents caused by vehicles in the streets of the Metropolis as given in a Return for the month of May from the Metropolitan hospitals; and (2) to a fatal accident which happened on Saturday evening, 29th May, when a boy was shot by a recruit in the 13th Somerset Rifle Volunteers, near Frome? The noble Lord said he would postpone the first part of his Question; but he wished for information on the second point. The accident which happened at Frome seemed to have been the result of most reckless conduct, and he wished to know what steps had been taken in consequence.


, in reply, said, it was unfortunately true that the accident to which the noble Lord alluded had occurred. The matter had been brought before the magistrates, and the recruit and two of his friends would be tried on the charge preferred against them at the next Assizes for the count The case was under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government.

House adjourned at half past Seven o'clock, till To-morrow, half past Ten o'clock.