§ Mr. John Lee
asked the Minister of Transport how many fatalities have occurred on the A4 road between the present end of the M4 and the boundaries of the borough of Reading since the opening of the M4; and how many fatalities occurred over the same length of time immediately before the opening of the M4 over the same section of roadway.
§ Mr. Swingler
The M4 motorway to Maidenhead Thicket was opened on 26th June, 1961. From that date to 31st January, 1967 there were 44 fatalities on the section of A4 from the end of the motorway to Reading Borough boundary. No record of accidents for this section before 1st January, 1958 exists, but from that date to 25th June, 1961 there were 19 fatalities there.