HC Deb 02 July 1951 vol 489 c1880
19. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Minister of Transport if he will apply the 30 miles per hour speed limit to Fryent Way, Wembley.

Mr. Barnes

No, Sir. On the advice of the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee I have recently removed the speed limit from a length of this road which is not built-up.

Wing Commander Bullus

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the considerable local feeling in this matter, and of the unhappy threat by some parents to lie down in the road to prevent this thoroughfare becoming a speedway track? Does he not recall the fact that the local council did make representations to him with a view to this particular thoroughfare having a speed limit?

Mr. Barnes

I am quite aware that this sort of thing represents a very controversial subject from time to time right throughout the country, but we really must apply certain tests and standards; otherwise, the whole of our roads, at some time or other, will become subject to these speed restrictions.