HC Deb 07 February 1945 vol 407 cc2083-4W
Sir H. Williams

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether he is aware that the statistics in the Library relating to traffic accidents relate only to the months of October and November, 1944; and, that the analysis in respect of causation in respect of the class of vehicle primarily responsible fails to differentiate between accidents to cyclists and accidents caused by cyclists, and will he arrange for further analysis.

Mr. Noel-Baker

In accordance with a proposal made in a Question put to me on 15th November, 1944, by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Petersfield (Sir G. Jeffreys) I gave instructions on that day that a copy of my Ministry's monthly statement of Road Accident Statistics should thereafter be placed in the Library of the House. The statement for December, 1944, is now available, and is in the Library. I have also placed there all the Monthly Statements issued since January, 1943. The statements now show the number of cyclists reported to be killed or injured, and the number of cases of fatal injury in which the police report that, in their view, a pedal cycle was primarily involved. I regret that a more detailed analysis is not, at present, possible.

Sir W. Edge

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport in how many road accidents which occurred during each of the months of 1944 information is not available and the drivers responsible for the accidents remain unknown.

Mr. Noel-Baker

I regret that the information for which my hon. Friend asks is not available.

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