HC Deb 20 November 1950 vol 481 cc19-20
42. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the valuable work done by the Institute of Traffic Officers in the United States; and whether he will consider the establishment of such an institute in this country.

The Minister of Transport (Mr. Barnes)

I am aware of the work of the Institute of Traffic Engineers in the United States. In this country existing professional institutions include in their activities work of the same kind. It would be for the interested members of the engineering profession to decide whether they wished to establish an institution to deal especially with traffic engineering matters.

Mr. Watkinson

If this were decided, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether his Ministry would view it with sympathy?

Mr. Barnes

We always encourage any professional organisation or institute that studies traffic matters. As I have indicated, this is primarily for the profession themselves to decide.

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