§ Mr. LEONARD
asked the Minister of Transport the total cost incurred by hospitals in Great Britain in treating road casualties; the amount claimed from his Department by these institutions; and the total paid?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
According to a statement in "The Hospitals Year Book, 1935," 25,000 victims of road accidents were treated last year in the voluntary hospitals of Great Britain and Ireland at a cost of £235,000, of which £110,000 was recovered including £80,000 under the provisions of the Road Traffic Acts and the 375W common law. Payments to hospitals in respect of the cost of such treatment, although they may be made in pursuance of the Road Traffic Act, are not made from funds under my control.