§ 44. Sir R. THOMAS
asked the Minister of Transport whether his Department has taken observations in London to determine what effect, if any, the erection of notices reading "Please cross here" has had in influencing public procedure in crossing busy streets; whether accidents have decreased in districts so signposted; and whether, in the interests of public safety, steps can be taken to station a constable at the authorised crossing-place at the junction of Old Palace Yard and Parliament Square?
§ Captain MARGESSON (Lord of the Treasury)
I have been asked to reply to this question. The Commissioner of Police states that the public generally make good use of the crossing-places to which the hon. Member refers, but he is unable to say whether the erection of the signs has brought about a reduction in accidents. With regard to the last part of the question, it is the practice to station a constable at each of the refuges on either side of the crossing mentioned while Parliament is sitting.