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Richmond Park

Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Works if he will give the number of deer killed in Richmond Park, after dark and in daylight, for the first three months of 1961, and comparative figures for the same period for the three previous years.

In the first three months of 1961, five deer were injured and subsequently destroyed, and one further collision was reported with no apparent injury to the animal. So far as is known, all the accidents took place after dark. No figures are available for the previous years, but the number of casualties is thought to have been small.

asked the Minister of Works if he will give the number of road accidents to people, with separate figures for injured and killed, after dark and in daylight, in Richmond Park, during the first three months of 1961, and comparative figures for the same period for the three previous years.

The figures for the periods in question are:

  • 1958–2 accidents, 2 injured.
  • 1959–3 accidents, 3 injured.
  • 1960–1 accident, 2 injured.
  • 1961–5 accidents, 6 injured.
In 1961 2 accidents with 3 injured were after dark, but in the previous periods the Park was not open after dark.No one was killed.

asked the Minister of Works if he will give the number of prosecutions for exceeding the speed limit in Richmond Park during the first three months of 1961, and comparative figures for the same period for the three previous years.

The number of prosecutions for offences committed during the first three months of the years in question was:

1958None
1959None
19604
196139
The 1961 figure reflects the vigorous enforcement of the new speed limit.