HC Deb 05 March 1951 vol 485 cc6-7
8. Squadron Leader Burden

asked the Minister of Transport how many omnibus, tram or trolley-bus stops in the area served by the London Transport Executive are sited within 25 yards of traffic lights.

Mr. Barnes

I regret that this information is not available. Bus stops are appointed and revised by the Stopping Places Advisory Committee on which the licensing authority, the police, the London Transport Executive and the Transport and General Workers' Union are represented. This Committee reports to the London and Home Counties Traffic Advisory Committee.

Squadron Leader Burden

I asked the Minister this Question before, and I put it down in this way so that he could get the information. It is a very serious matter. In present circumstances of traffic congestion, does the Minister appreciate that if he would look into this matter again it would very probably ease the congestion considerably and avoid possible loss of life at these stops?

Mr. Barnes

I have no doubt that the Stopping Places Advisory Committee will note what the hon. and gallant Member has said, and, in any case, I will draw their attention to it.

Sir Herbert Williams

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us how many members of this distinguished Committee drive vehicles themselves, and what is the value of their advice?