HC Deb 26 February 1936 vol 309 c444

asked the Minister of Transport whether detailed investigations have been made by his Department into the proposal to construct a certain portion of the new western exit from London over the railway track of the London Passenger Transport Board; and what was the estimated cost of this alternative scheme?


I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for South Kensington. (Sir W. Davison) on Wednesday, 19th February, which I do not feel that I can amplify.


In view of the special feature of this type of road that no pedestrian can be killed thereon, does not my right hon. Friend think that the saving of lives of pedestrians would justify him in spending a little more money in order to improve the safety of the roads in this section of London?


I am ready to receive any helpful suggestions for the improvement of the present situation, and whenever a scheme is put before me that is practicable I shall be very glad to encourage it. It is merely a question of the merits of any particular proposals.