HC Deb 06 November 1934 vol 293 cc839-40

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can state a date after which the speed limit for built-up areas will become general and be enforced; and whether he is taking any measures to deal with municipalities, or other authorities, which have taken as yet no effective measures for the protection of the pedestrian in accordance with his recently published scheme?

Captain AUSTIN HUDSON (Lord of the Treasury)

With regard to the first part of this question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my hon. Friend gave on Thursday last in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Walsall (Mr. Leckie). As regards the second part, my hon. Friend has drawn the attention of the local authorities to the provisions of the Road Traffic Act, which require them to submit to him schemes for the establishment of pedestrian crossing places, and he understands that the local authorities generally are engaged in the preparation of schemes.


Will measures be taken to deal with the Oxford local council which, three months after the introduction of the scheme, have taken no effective measures for the introduction of schemes of the kind which have been so useful in London in their most congested streets?

Captain HUDSON

I will draw my hon. Friend's attention to that fact.