HC Deb 02 July 1951 vol 489 cc1879-80
18. Captain Field

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the danger to children, he will cause an inquiry to be made into the unguarded stretch of the Regent Canal, between Warwick Avenue and Maida Vale.

Mr. Barnes

It is open to the local authority to take action under the Canals Protection (London) Act, 1898. This Act provides in effect that if, in the opinion of the local authority, any part of a canal in London within its jurisdiction is insufficiently protected at any place where it abuts upon a public highway so as to involve danger to human life the local authority can require the canal undertakers to erect and maintain such fences as may, in their opinion, be required to obviate the danger.