asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been called to the activities of the schools road safety competition in Birmingham, under the auspices of the Birmingham Accident Prevention Council, with the object of preventing road accidents and in which nearly 70,000 children took part; and if he will encourage the promotion of similar work in the larger cities and towns throughout the country.
Yes. This competition is a feature of the Birmingham road safety propaganda campaign, which is assisted by a 50 per cent. grant from the Road Fund. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents co-operate with my Department and, through the local safety organisations, with the local authorities in encouraging the wider adoption of activities which have proved valuable in particular localities.