Hospitals (Motor Accident Cases).

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 17th February 1932.

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Photo of Dr George Hillman Dr George Hillman , Wakefield

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that, from a recent inquiry by the Yorkshire Voluntary Hospitals Committee relative to the number of third-party motor accidents treated in 36 hospitals in Yorkshire during the first six months' working of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, it appears that the total cost incurred by the hospitals for treating these cases amounted to £4,500, of which sum only £123 was recovered from accident insurance companies; and whether he will amend the Road Traffic Act accordingly?

Photo of Sir Percy Pybus Sir Percy Pybus , Harwich

While I sympathise with the difficulties of the hospitals, I am afraid I cannot see my way to introduce further legislation.