§ 38. Mr. Hynd
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what party is responsible for the provision of red lights or other measures to ensure the protection of the public against accidents due to accumulations of debris, repair materials, etc., left at night on the streets near bomb damage.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
There are a number of legal requirements regarding obstructions in the street which it is impracticable to specify as they vary from place to place. London local authorities were asked in December to arrange for their contractors to remove rubble or to light any heap of material or rubble left on the highway. Private owners carrying out repairs to their own homes will also, I hope, take all possible steps to avoid the risk of accidents.
§ Mr. Morrison
I do not think it would be wise for me to express an opinion on what is essentially a matter of law.