HC Deb 12 March 1940 vol 358 c1024W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Minister of Transport what was the number of casualties from motor accidents, causing death and non-fatal injuries, respectively, during the six months ended 3rd March, 1940, with the equivalent numbers for the corresponding period last year; and, in their various categories, accidents caused on railways and any other form of transport ascertainable, with the corresponding figures for the same period last year?

Captain Wallace

The precise information desired by my hon. Friend is not available. No figures have been compiled of the numbers of persons injured in road accidents in Great Britain during the past six months or of the numbers of casualties in which motor vehicles were concerned. The total numbers of persons reported to have died during the two six-monthly periods as a result of road accidents are:

September, 1938, to February, 1939 3,439
September, 1939, to February, 1940 5,165

On the railways the numbers of fatalities which have occurred in connection with all movement on rail during the corresponding periods are: