§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Home Secretary the number of motor licences issued for motor vehicles in the years 1910 and 1919; and if he can state the number of motor accidents, fatal and nonfatal, in the years 1910 and 1919, respectively?
§ Mr. SHORTT
In the Reports of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise it is stated that the number of licences for motor cars and motor cycles isued in the years ended 31st March, 1911 and 1919, were 156,373 and 279,621 respectively, but I understand the two sets of figures are not exactly comparable owing to changes in the law in 1910. The figures for accidents from mechanically-propelled vehicles (including tramcars) for the calendar years 1910 and 1919 are respectively 672 fatal, 16,128 non-fatal, and 2,010 fatal and 12,998 non-fatal.