Speed Limit, Edinburgh.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons am ar 31 Gorffennaf 1935.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Mr James Guy Mr James Guy , Edinburgh Central


asked the Minister of Transport whether he will endeavour to pronounce his decision without delay on the question of de-restriction of certain sections of road in Edinburgh following the local inquiry which was held on 8th July?

Photo of Captain Archibald Ramsay Captain Archibald Ramsay , Peebles and Southern


asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that most of the 30-miles-perhour speed limit signs around Edinburgh have been erected several miles beyond the built-up area in such a way as to constitute a provocation to motorists to disregard them; and whether he will approach the local authority with a view to securing a de-restriction of part of this area?

Photo of Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha Mr Leslie Hore-Belisha , Plymouth, Devonport

As a result of representations made to me, I recognised that there was cause for inquiry into the application of the 30-miles-per-hour speed limit to certain roads in Edinburgh, and such an inquiry was held on 8th July. I have now received the report of the inspector who held the inquiry. One or two matters remain to be clarified, and I shall give my decision without delay.