§ 37. Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the Home Secretary whether he has received representations from the Deptford Borough Council with regard to the number of accidents to pedestrians crossing the carriageways at the junction of Lewisham High Road and New Cross Road, the council urging that the services of a second constable are needed if serious accidents are to be averted; and whether, if a second constable cannot be placed on duty there throughout the day, he will consider the desirability of advising the Commissioner of Police to arrange for a second officer to be there during the busiest hours of the day and on Saturdays?
§ Mr. SHORTT
I have received a communication from the Deptford Borough Council regarding the traffic at the junction of Lewisham High Road and New Cross Road, and have consulted the Commissioner of Police who informs me that a single officer is in his opinion ample for the proper control of the traffic. Moreover, the lay-out of the roads at this spot is such that an additional officer could not work with the one already on point duty there.