§ 52. Dame Irene Ward
asked the Minister of Transport how many detailed analyses of road accidents, on the basis of the one concerning those occurring last Christmas, have been made in the last five years by his Department.
§ Mr. Marples
This investigation is the first of its kind. Analyses of road accidents are prepared regularly by my114W Department and more detailed analyses of the statistics are made by the Road Research Laboratory in the course of its research programme, but the very detailed investigation of all the accidents occurring last Christmas is the first in which the Laboratory, or my Department, has investigated all fatal accidents occurring over a period of a few days.