HC Deb 06 July 1955 vol 543 c1104
16. Mr. Gurden

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware that a number of fatal accidents have recently taken place at unattended railway level crossings; and whether, in order to promote road safety, he will arrange for the provision of better safety devices at the crossings.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Yes, Sir. In the light of recent accidents I have been inquiring into the old and thorny problem of occupation and accommodation crossings. The difficulty arises not so much in determining the types of safety devices needed as in deciding who shall pay for the additional measures required as the result of the increased use of the crossings. I am reviewing the whole matter.