HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 c182W
Mr. Low

asked the Secretary of State for War in how many traffic accidents his Department's vehicles have been involved in each of the last three financial years; how much has been paid in claims; and how much, approximately, these accidents have cost his Department in damage to or loss of War Department vehicles.

Mr. Strachey

In the financial year 1947–48, 17,201 vehicles of my Department were involved in traffic accidents in the United Kingdom in respect of which a net total of £410,391 was paid in claims. In 1948–49 the corresponding figures were 12,306 and £425,288, and in 1949–50 they were 11,857 and £251,210. I regret that similar details in respect of Commands abroad and the amounts that these accidents have cost in damage to, or loss of War Department vehicles are not readily available.

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