§ 91. Mr. Hannan
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many people in Scotland were injured or died as the result of accidents on the roads in each of the last two years, at convenient dates; and what percentage of these involved children.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
In the year ended 30th September, 1955, 581 persons were killed and 19,765 injured on the roads in Scotland. Of these, children aged five to fourteen years suffered 15¼ per cent. of the deaths and 18¼ per cent. of the injuries. Corresponding figures for the year ended 30th September, 1954, were 554; 18,062; 14¼ per cent. and 18¾ per cent. Separate figures of casualties to children under five years of age are not available.