HC Deb 16 November 1926 vol 199 cc1668-9

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered the question of the inadequate lighting of arterial roads; and whether any experiments in highway illumination are being carried out by the Ministry?

Colonel ASHLEY

As the hon. Member is aware, the lighting of highways is a matter for the local authorities concerned, and it may be hoped that when financial conditions improve, a higher standard of lighting will be adopted by the less advanced authorities. I am not at present conducting experiments in highway illumination, nor am I aware that I have any powers to do so.


Has the right hon. Gentleman considered whether the Roads Improvement Act which was passed last year empowers him to make the experiment in lighting arterial roads?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am advised that it does not.