HC Deb 15 November 1926 vol 199 cc1544-5

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that during the last 12 months 29 motor accidents have occurred in the vicinity of Farningham, Kent, in which 14 persons required medical attention, and in which seven persons received fatal injuries; and will he consider what steps can be taken to prevent the continuance of similar accidents on the network of dangerous cross-roads in this locality?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

I am aware of these regrettable casualties which have occurred on a four-mile stretch of the London-Folkestone Road. In few of these cases can the accident be attributed in any way to road conditions. I understand that the Kent County Council have under consideration proposals for dealing with one road junction where two accidents have occurred and where an improvement is thought to he practicable.


Will the right hon. Gentleman make representations to the Home Secretary, and ask him to transfer some of the traps on these straight roads to places similar to that named in the question?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am sure that my right lion. Friend can be fully trusted to carry out his duties in connection with these matters?