HC Deb 22 June 1933 vol 279 cc929-30
37. Sir W. SUGDEN

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the number of fatal and other accidents taking place in the borough of Leyton, Essex; and what steps he is taking to alter some of the roads whereon some of these fatal and other accidents have recently occurred?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

In December last my hon. Friend's attention was drawn to a fatal accident in the Borough of Leyton, alleged to be due to the slippery condition of the road surface, and immediate steps were taken to have the surface treated with non-skid dressing. My hon. Friend is not aware of any other recent accidents in the borough attributed to dangerous road conditions.


If I bring to the attention of my hon. and gallant Friend three cases of fatal and other accidents, will he get into touch with the railway companies concerned and the county council, together with his own Department, in order to arrange some sort of settlement whereby the roads may be made safe for men, women and children?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

I am sure that my hon. Friend will be prepared to discuss the matter with the hon. Gentleman.