Traffic Control.

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

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Photo of Captain William Strickland Captain William Strickland , Coventry

30.

asked the Minister of Transport whether reports of observations taken at selected road junctions in his possession bear out complaints to the effect that the substitution of traffic signal lights for policemen, for the purposes of traffic control at certain road junctions in London, has resulted in increased traffic delay and congestion at those junctions?

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

No, Sir, not generally. With very few exceptions traffic lights have decreased traffic delay.

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Is it not a fact that these lights are being erected at a considerable number of minor crossings and it cannot be proved that they are of any assistance to traffic?

Photo of Sir William Brass Sir William Brass , Clitheroe

Will the right hon. Gentleman communicate with the Home Secretary in order to make a survey of certain parts of the West End?

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

We receive reports and I need hardly assure hon. Members that, if there is any particular junction that they have in mind which they think is adversely affected by the lights, I shall be happy to consider the matter.