HC Deb 14 March 1956 vol 550 cc39-40W
59. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many persons were injured in accidents, and how many were killed, involving motor vehicles subject to a general maximum speed limit of 20 miles per hour for the last 12 months for which figures are available, and, of these, how many were children; and, in view of the fact that many local authorities are against increasing this speed limit, if he will give an assurance that he will consult them before permitting an increase.

Mr. Molson

The figures asked for by the hon. Member are not available, but the total number of accidents involving personal injury, wholly or partly attributed by the police to the actions of drivers of goods vehicles of over 3 tons unladen weight, was 3,357 in 1955.

As regards the last part of the Question, in view of the consultations which were undertaken some years ago and the continued public attention paid to this matter I do not think that there is any need for further consultation.