HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 c1227W
Major Symonds

asked the Secretary of State for War if the proceedings of an inquest, held at Cambridge on 24th October, on a girl student of Newnham College who was killed on 22nd October in a collision at a cross-roads with an Army tank, have been brought to his notice; if he is aware that evidence was given that the student was crossing when the traffic lights were green; that the driver of the tank ignored the traffic lights and that it was the practice for convoys to obey the instructions of despatch riders irrespective of traffic lights; and if, to prevent such accidents, he will forthwith issue instructions that now the war is over, all military vehicles will at all times be driven in obedience to normal civilian traffic laws and regulations.

Mr. Lawson

I have received a preliminary report on this most unfortunate occurrence. But a Court of Inquiry is now being held and I should prefer to await the results before making a further statement.