§ 47. Mr. REMER
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the speed limit restrictions in the city of Birmingham; whether he is aware that the whole of the city has been restricted, that many miles of roads so restricted have no street lamps, have no houses on either side of the road, and that even new arterial roads with double carriage ways are included in the restriction limit; and what steps he is taking to have these restrictions removed?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Hore-Belisha)
I caused a local inquiry to be held into this matter, and, having received the report, shall give my decision.
§ 48. Mr. REMER
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the restrictions on the main 903 road north from Newcastle-under-Lyme; whether he is aware that for 14 miles, starting before Trentham and a considerable distance beyond Newcastle-under-Lyme, this road is restricted under the 30-mile limit; that long stretches of this road have no street lamps and no houses on either side; and what steps he is taking to have these restrictions removed, in view of the inconvenience caused?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The exact limits of the road which my hon. Friend has in mind are not clear as Trentham is south of Newcastle.-under-Lyme, but in any event I understand that the Corporation of Newcastle-under-Lyme will make an Order derestricting a section of the road.