HC Deb 11 November 1936 vol 317 c881W

asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of accidents to riders on speedways; and, as many of these accidents are due to a lack of elementary precautions and very little regard is paid to the safety of riders, whether he will consider the desirability of instituting an inquiry into the conditions that prevail in the interests of greater safety?


I understand that there has been one fatal accident this year and that accidents involving payments by underwriters during the present year total 56. Since tile beginning of 1932 there have been two fatal accidents. On the information at the disposal of my right hon. Friend, which shows that the number of accidents is less than it was, he does not consider that any inquiry of the nature suggested is called for.