HC Deb 21 March 1956 vol 550 c1221
24. Miss Herbison

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the earliest date on which the 30-mile-perhour speed limit signs will be erected at Salsburgh.

Mr. Watkinson

I propose to advertise in the Glasgow Herald of 23rd March my intention to apply the 30 m.p.h. limit to the built-up section of this road through Salsburgh. Ten days must be allowed for objections; if there are none, the erection of the signs should follow rapidly.

Miss Herbison

Is the Minister aware of the strong feeling among parents in Salsburgh? They just cannot understand why a decision given by the Minister on 9th February should take all this time to implement. Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the feeling has been greatly increased by the death of another 7-year-old child only ten days ago on this road, which is indeed a death trap for children and old people?

Mr. Watkinson

Yes, I do indeed understand and I sympathise very much, as I know we all do, with the parents of children who have been killed. The difficulty was that there was a certain conflict of view as to the length to which the speed limit should apply. That held the matter up, but, as I say, I shall now hurry it up as quickly as possible.