§ 43. Mr. VAUGHAN
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the number of fatal and non-fatal accidents caused by vehicles mounting footpaths, he will only approve such plans for new road and improvement schemes as have the footpath kerbs 8 inches high in order to confine vehicles to the roads, even when skidding occurs?
§ Mr. HERBERT MORRISON
I am advised that kerbs 8 inches in height would constitute a source of danger to all road users, and I am not prepared to take the course suggested by my hon. Friend.
§ Mr. VAUGHAN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in certain streets in London the kerbs are 8 inches high, and is he also aware that on some of the roads there are 8 miles of kerb of this character?
§ Mr. SKELTON
Is it not also the case that such kerbs yield a comfortable profit to those who supply them?