§ Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Transport the number of fatal and non-fatal accidents to railway employés in this country for 1938, 1939 and 1940, giving, if possible, the percentages of accidents to the number employed?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon
The number of casualties to railway servants which the companies are required to report to me are set out below:
Year. Number employed. Killed. Injured. 1938 608,719 (Mar.) 239 16,534 1939 589,880 (Mar.) 257 11,526 1940 585,072 284 1,947
On 1st September, 1939, the companies were relieved of the obligation to report cases of minor injury, so that the figures of injured for the three years are not comparable. These figures do not include casualties due directly to enemy action.