§ 90. Mr. Janner
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware of the increase in deaths and injury in road accidents in Leicester ; and what steps he proposes to take in order to deal with the situation.
§ Mr. Watkinson
Casualties in Leicester for the first eight months of this year totalled 1,360, with 19 fatalities, which compares with a total of 1,379, with 22 fatalities, for the corresponding eight months of last year. In built-up areas 159W generally throughout the country the increase in road accidents over this period was of the order of 5 per cent. I am glad to say that Leicester has an active Road Safety Committee, which is playing its full part in the promotion of road safety in the city and, in particular, is co-operating fully with the Ministry in the "Mind that Child" autumn safety campaign.