HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 c542W
Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he has considered the resolution, a copy of which has been sent to him, of the Women's Guild of the Church of Scotland expressing horror at the deaths of 36,000 persons on the roads since the beginning of the war and the injuries inflicted on 550,000 others and suggesting remedies for this state of affairs; and what action he is taking to put these remedies in force.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Yes, Sir, I have read the resolution adopted by the Women's Guild of the Church of Scotland, and I am grateful to the Guild for their interest in the problem of road accidents. The Committee on Road Safety have considered all the points contained in the resolution. In their interim report, which should be in the hands of my Noble Friend shortly, the Committee have made recommendations on matters in respect of which action can be taken in the early post-war period. During the war it will not, I am afraid, be possible to augment to any considerable extent the measure at present in operation.