HC Deb 08 February 1932 vol 261 cc499-500
112. Major SALMON

asked the Minister of Transport if he will consider erecting electric traffic-control signals in Piccadilly and the streets leading there-from: what the cost of erecting such signals would be; and what would be the saving in the numbers of police employed on point duty in these thoroughfares?


A scheme for the erection of electric traffic-control signals in a portion of Piccadilly, the estimated cost of which is £1,800, is being considered. I am advised by the Commissioner of Police that, whilst the experience gained in Oxford Street indicates that the erection of signals in the portion of Piccadilly in question would result in economies, he is unable to give an estimate of the saving in the number of police employed on point duty until some actual experience of the working of the signals has been obtained.


Can the hon. Gentleman say when he will be in a position to tell the House at what date these signals will be erected in Piccadilly?


I am not in a position to say that now.