HC Deb 20 November 1956 vol 560 cc1520-1
2. Mr. Bence

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received respecting the provision of traffic lights at the junction of roads A80 and A73 at Cumbernauld; and what action he proposes to take.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. J. Henderson Stewart)

The County Council of Dunbarton has recently asked that the possibility of making this junction safer should be examined again, and my Department is in touch with the council.

Mr. Bence

May I thank the hon. Gentleman for the information that something is to be done, because there have been several serious accidents there, a few of which have been fatal? Will the hon. Gentleman do everything he can to see that traffic lights are provided, or something done to prevent a recurrence of the series of accidents which have occurred in the past?

Mr. Stewart

We recognise that and we are in close touch with the county council and will try to do something that we are commonly agreed upon.

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