§ Mr. Anthony Boyle
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works to what extent the number of accidents to deer in Richmond Park during the period 1st January to 31st March 1969 has been affected by the introduction of British Standard time.
§ Mr. Loughlin
The introduction of British Standard Time may have been a contributory factor, but it seems unlikely that it was the main reason for the increase in the number of casualties. More deer were killed in February than in January, and more in March than in February despite the spreading out of the main concentration of early morning traffic as the Park opening time was advanced. I am asking for more detailed records to be kept in future, and will keep a close watch on the position.