HC Deb 21 June 1939 vol 348 c2264W
Mr. Garro Jones

asked the Home Secretary how many drivers of motor vehicles were charged with manslaughter, and how many were convicted of this offence during each of the last three years?

Sir S. Hoare

The published returns of offences relating to motor vehicles show that the figures during the last three years for offences of manslaughter are as follow:

1936. 1937. 1938.
Offences dealt with by prosecution.
Charges withdrawn or dismissed. 20 34 28
Charges dealt with by committal for trial. 105 94 102
Total 125 128 130
Results at Courts of Trial.
Convicted of manslaughter 28 23 14
Acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of dangerous driving. 34 39 59
Acquitted 43 32 29