HC Deb 10 April 1952 vol 498 cc272-3W
Mr. Hirst

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make a further statement with respect to an inquiry into the accident which occurred last Saturday in Shipley.

Mr. Maclay

I am not yet able to make a statement about an inquiry because I have not yet received sufficient information, nor has the inquest been conducted.

Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Transport to what extent dogs are a contributory factor in causing accidents on the roads; and whether he will take steps to minimise this danger.

Mr. Maclay

1.48 per cent. of personal injury accidents in 1951 were attributed by the Police to the presence of dogs in the carriageway. Dog owners are urged by propaganda, and an appeal on the back of dog licences, to keep their dogs under control. I do not see what further steps can usefully be taken.

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