§ 30. Mr. NAYLOR
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the need for a road refuge at the northern end of Westminster Bridge facing the pier steps; and, if not, whether he will make inquiries as to the practicability of such provision.
§ Mr. GOSLING
As at present advised, I doubt the expediency of increasing the number of refuges at the point mentioned, but as the matter primarily concerns the highway authorities, I would suggest that, if my hon. Friend desires to pursue the matter further, he should address his representations to them in the first instance.
§ 31. Mr. NAYLOR
asked the Minister of Transport whether he has received a communication from the Southwark coroner with reference to the need for road refuges in certain parts of that borough; and whether he proposes to take any steps towards securing the greater safety of foot passengers which such refuges afford?
§ Mr. GOSLING
I have received communications on this subject, which primarily concerns the local highway authorities. I am advised, however, that the construction of additional refuges in parts of Camberwell has not always led to the desired result. I am most anxious to secure the safety of foot passengers, and I hope that the Advisory Committee on London Traffic, if set up, will assist in this as other matters.