HC Deb 28 March 1956 vol 550 cc2133-4
29. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he is aware of the danger caused to school children crossing the main Cardiff-Swansea trunk road at Ely, Cardiff; and whether he will arrange for traffic islands to be established at convenient points from Culverhouse Cross down to Lower Ely.

Mr. Molson

At three points on this road, adult patrols or the police assist school children to cross. My right hon. Friend has had no application from Cardiff City Council for grant towards the cost of providing refuge islands on this road.

Mr. Thomas

Surely the Minister realises that this is the most dangerous road in Wales? It is the main arterial road from Cardiff to the West. It is heavy with traffic, and school children have to cross it four times a day. May I assure the right hon. Gentleman that there is a need for these islands, which has been expressed by the local people, as otherwise I should not have addressed the Question to him?

Mr. Molson

I do not really know why the hon. Gentleman is putting this Question to us. The Cardiff City Council is the highway authority responsible for this length of road, on which there are six pedestrian crossings, and at three of them there are adult patrols or police who assist school children to cross in safety.

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