§ 60. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention had been called to the great obstructions caused to London traffic in the vicinity of London markets by market carts using main and other streets for standing purposes; whether this matter has been or will be considered by the Advisory Committee on London Traffic; and, if so, when can a Report with any recommendations be expected?
§ Mr. NEAL
This matter is already under consideration by the Technical Committee of the Advisory Committee on 905 London Traffic, who are in touch with the various local authorities concerned, but it is not possible to state when their final recommendations will be made. The matter is, as the hon. Member is probably aware, also receiving consideration by the Committee on Wholesale Markets, appointed by the Minister of Food.
§ 61. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the number of street accidents in South London on Wednesday, 3rd March; whether his Department has issued or propose to issue any new regulations for motor traffic in the streets of London or can he state if the matter has been or will be considered by the advisory committee on London traffic; and, if the latter, can he state when a definite Report can be expected.
§ Mr. NEAL
The attention of the Minister had not previously been called to these accidents. Certain alterations in the stopping places of omnibuses and tramcars, and experiments in regard to the control of slow-moving traffic and the acceleration of omnibus running, have been put into effect on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee, but I have no evidence that these have in any way contributed to the number of street accidents. The Advisory Committee work in close association with the Home Office and the Police, whose representatives on the Committee would, in ordinary course, draw attention to any such danger.