HC Deb 15 July 1924 vol 176 c198
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.


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?


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.