§ 80. Mr. Liddall
asked the Minister of Transport what action, if any, he proposes to take to prohibit any further use 559 of red or green electric signs of the Neon type on factories and shops near or adjacent to major roads, which in many areas cause confusion to the motorist in that they cannot be differentiated from automatic traffic signals?
Under Section 48 (4) of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, highway authorities are empowered to require the removal of any traffic sign or any object which closely resembles a traffic sign that it might reasonably be taken for such a sign.
§ Mr. Morgan Jones
Has not the Ministry had sufficient experience of these various forms of lighting?
It is for the highway authority to act. My right hon. Friend is not a highway authority.
My right hon. Friend is looking into the matter, which, I agree, is causing a certain amount of difficulty.