§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will list the total number of motor invalid tricycles with manual gearbox, automatic transmission, electrically-propelled tricycles and four-wheeled vehicles, respectively which were on issue and involved in accidents, respectively, in England as at 30th September of each respective year, for the last 10 years commencing in 1965.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
The information relating to 1973 and 1974 was given in my replies to my hon. Friend on 4th November 1974—[Vol. 880, c.87–8.]
The remaining information is as follows. As my hon. Friend will be aware, incidents involving minor damage sustained whilst parking or manoeuvring out of a garage comprise a substantial proportion of reported "accidents" involving three-wheelers and these are included in the figures.
894, c. 635–6]—that we are aware of a few cases but that statistics on this subject are not comprehensive. This applies also to persons under 18.
Authorities have already been asked for information on the number of sterilisations in the two age groups of under 16 and 16–18 for the years 1973 and 1974. Information for earlier years would be too incomplete to be of use. I shall write to the hon. Member when we have collected the information that is available.