HC Deb 09 July 1930 vol 241 cc421-2
62. Mr. R. S. YOUNG

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has, by direct negotiation or through the intermediary of the London Traffic Advisory Committee, arranged for the removal from the carriageway of entrances to public conveniences and cab shelters which have been reported by the police as dangerous and obstructive to traffic and recommended for removal?


Where I have been satisfied, after consultation with the London Traffic Advisory Committee, that public conveniences and cab shelters are a cause of danger or obstruction, every endeavour has been made, in conjunction with the local and highway authorities concerned, to have them removed, and this has been successfully effected in a number of instances. The provision of suitable alternative sites often presents difficulty and, in the case of public conveniences, removal or reconstruction may involve very considerable expense.


Is there not a time honoured custom to provide shelters for those engaged with public conveyances at all hours of the night and day, and are they not entitled to some form of accommodation?


That is one of the considerations which we must keep in mind.