§ 24. Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Transport whether he can state how many of the new traffic beacons, known as the wire suspension cross-street type, with the word caution prominently displayed, have been erected in the county of London; whether his Department have suggested the use of these beacons to various councils in the London area; and, if so, how many councils are erecting the same?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)
No signs of the type indicated in the question have yet been erected in the London traffic area. I 197 think it is desirable, however, that experiments with this kind of sign should be tried, and at my suggestion two will be erected experimentally by the authorities concerned.
§ Colonel DAY
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Ministry are accepting the whole cost of maintenance?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
That is another question. If the hon. Member will put it down I will give him an answer.