HC Deb 01 May 1928 vol 216 c1512

asked the Minister of Transport whether the question of public escalators has been considered as a means of affording pedestrians a safe and rapid method of crossing certain points where very heavy traffic takes place; and, if so, what would be approximately the cost of such constructions and what the annual maintenance?

Colonel ASHLEY

In present circumstances I doubt whether the provision of such escalators can be considered feasible. I have no figures as to the probable cost of construction and maintenance.