HC Deb 25 November 1953 vol 521 cc328-9
4. Mr. Fenner Brockway

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if, in view of the danger of accidents in Eton High Street, where an elderly man and a college boy have recently been knocked down, he will take steps to reduce the speed limit to 15 miles per hour and to have a notice displayed between the Playing Fields and the Burning Bush reminding motorists that there is a speed limit.

Mr. Molson

I am doubtful whether either of these measures would reduce accidents on this road, but I am having a special investigation made and will communicate again with the hon. Member.

Mr. Brockway

Will the Minister speed up this investigation? Is he aware that this little country road, passing between antique shops, has become a major traffic road between north and south? Is he aware that the chairman of the transport committee of the urban district council and a master at Eton College says: …the dangers of Eton High Street and of the College area are perfectly frightful and I am very anxious lest some extremely serious accident should take place. For example, some 20 boys"—

Hon. Members


Mr. Speaker

These supplementary questions are really getting too long.

Mr. Brockway

I accept that at once, Mr. Speaker. Is the Minister aware that there is danger, not only to the College boys, but to the boys of the elementary school and the old folk from the alms houses? Will he do something speedily in this matter to prevent accidents?

Mr. Molson

I have made myself familiar with the traffic problems that exist on this road.