§ SIR THOMAS DEWAR
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state how the number of accidents with covered vans in the streets of the metropolis since the introduction of the new by-law on the 1st May last compares with the corresponding period for the previous year.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS-DOUGLAS, Kent, St. Augustine's)
I could not give the figures for the exact periods mentioned in the Question without special inquiry, but the figures for the year 1904 were 1,389 accidents, of which thirty-four were fatal, as against 1,425 in 1903, of which twenty-nine were fatal. It has to be remembered, however, that the bylaw was not in operation during the first four months of 1904.