HC Deb 22 June 1953 vol 516 cc1458-9
19. Mr. A. Roberts

asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to have control lights installed on the bridge over the river Calder which connects the Rothwell and Castleford districts, Yorkshire.

Mr. Braithwaite

This is primarily a matter for the West Riding County Council, who are the responsible highway authority. They have not so far put forward any scheme for traffic signals at this bridge.

Mr. Roberts

Is the hon. Gentleman aware of the great public concern in this district through the failure of the West Riding County Council to interest themselves in this potential danger?

Mr. Braithwaite

If there is public anxiety it should be expressed through local representatives, but my right hon. Friend will look sympathetically at any plans put before him.

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