HC Deb 11 December 1950 vol 482 c797
26. Squadron Leader Burden

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in the interests of safety and of a free flow of traffic, he is satisfied with the practice of some omnibus stops being located at or near traffic lights; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Barnes

I am not aware that there is any tendency for bus stops to be placed too close to light-controlled intersections, but if the hon. and gallant Member will let me know of any instances he has in mind I will look into them.

Squadron Leader Burden

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if he will take a car ride in South London he will find not only omnibuses but also trams and trolley buses stopping hard on traffic lights and impeding the flow of traffic? Will he look into this matter and consider amending the provisions in order to increase the flow of traffic and reduce the number of accidents?

Mr. Barnes

These general allegations are not very helpful. If the hon. and gallant Gentleman will give me specific examples I will certainly look into them.