§ Mr. Sutcliffe
asked the Minister of Transport whether investigation is made by his Department into all motor accidents in which loss of life occurs; and whether, if such is the case, he can say how many inquiries have been held in Lancashire during the last 12 months?
No, Sir. The evidence at inquests normally indicates the cause of the accident and this information can be supplemented in suitable cases by informal investigation. It is only when the holding of a formal inquiry on my behalf is likely to result in useful information that such an inquiry would be necessary.