HC Deb 21 June 1927 vol 207 c1660

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the increasing number of fatal and non-fatal accidents to pedestrians in the Metropolitan area, he contemplates taking any action, either by way of legislation or the issuing of regulations, whereby such accidents may be minimised?

Colonel ASHLEY

The London Traffic Advisory Committee have constantly before them the question of safety, which must necessarily be an important factor in all their recommendations. As the hon. Member is aware, effect has been given by means of regulations under the London Traffic Act, 1924, to many of the recommendations which they have already made to me. As regards legislation, my proposals on this subject are contained in the draft Road Traffic Bill which I recently circulated. I have also issued to all local authorities in the London traffic area copies of the Report on Street Accidents prepared by the London Traffic Advisory Committee, and of the recommendations of the recent conference on the prevention of street accidents.


Having regard to the growing increase of accidents this Year, may I ask whether the Government contemplate going on with this Bill at an early date? It is true that the Bill has been circulated, but does the Government contemplate introducing it at an early date?

Colonel ASHLEY

That question should be addressed to the Leader of the House.