§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were successfully prosecuted in respect of accidents classified as hit and run in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I have been asked to reply.
The readily available information relates to the number of findings of guilt at magistrates' courts for the offences of failing to stop after an accident and of failing to report an accident within 24 hours and is published annually in "Offences Relating to Motor Vehicles, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables" (table 5 of the issue for 1983). A copy of this publication is in the Library of the House.