HC Deb 24 September 1948 vol 456 c182W
Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Transport if he will give the number of bus accidents in London and the English provinces in each of the last three years, together with the numbers of killed and injured.

Mr. Callaghan

The numbers of persons killed in accidents in Great Britain where the vehicle primarily involved was a bus or coach were 651 in 1945, 616 in 1946 and 473 between January and October, 1947. The total number of bus accidents and the number of casualties to which they gave rise are not known. In the Metropolitan Police Area, buses and coaches were the vehicles primarily involved in 2,125 accidents in 1945, 2,086 in 1946 and 2,048 in 1947. The Metropolitan Police cannot supply the number of persons killed and injured in these accidents.