HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 cc1194-5
56. Mr. Snow

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation why there has been a delay in approving the application for an adequately wide footpath on that section of the Hednesford—Rugeley road lying between the newly-completed Pear Tree Estate, Rugeley, and the town centre; and if he is aware of the danger to pedestrians, in view of the planned increase in the population of the town.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

No such application has been received.

Mr. Snow

As the right hon. Gentleman has a responsibility for road safety, will he make it his business to look into this case? A new estate has been completed, a vast increase in the local population has been reached, and the road is very dangerous indeed, with a large child population using it.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

If an application is received from the responsible highway authority, of course I will look into it.