HC Deb 17 February 1937 vol 320 cc1184-5
60. Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Transport whether he in informed of the danger arising to the public resultant from the fact that tramcars going to London, Ilford, and Leytonstone stop 15 feet away from the refuge opposite Bow Road underground station, thus occasioning the necessity for people boarding or alighting from tramcars to cross the roadway where there is no pedestrian crossing, and to stand and wait where there is no safety refuge; and whether, in view of the large number of people using this spot, he will consult with his advisory committee and the local authorities to ensure the extension of the existing safety refuge or the stoppage of the tramcars at the existing one?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

I am prepared to examine any proposal of the local authority for improving conditions at this point.

Mr. Groves

Does the right hon. Gentleman think that the local authority should be approached by him?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

I thought the hon. Member was going to put before me some views which he held, and I was promising to consider them. If the local authority have views of that kind, I shall be most happy to consider them. The suggestions I make are not always acceptable to local authorities, although the motive with which I make them is just as good.