HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc467-8W
Captain Plugge

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the accidents caused by motor cars running into marching soldiers during the black-out; whether these soldiers are compelled to march in the black-out; and if so, whether he will consider taking increased precautions to ensure their safety?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Orders have been issued that suitable lights are to be carried at the head and rear of all columns and detachments, when it is necessary for them to be on the march in darkness, and I hope that this will prevent the occurrence of further accidents.