HC Deb 05 February 1957 vol 564 c218
10. Mr. Bence

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to reduce the danger to pedestrians and traffic at the junction of A80 and A73 at Cumbernauld.

Mr. N. Macpherson

This junction is protected by duplicate halt signs on A.73 and by adequate carriageway markings, and visibility has been improved by cutting down trees and shrubs. My right hon. Friend has just authorised the erection of an advance warning sign on A.73, and his Department has offered to discuss with representatives of the county council whether there are any other steps which can be taken.

Mr. Bence

I am aware of these negotiations, which have been going on for two years. The same suggestion is being made. The Dumbartonshire County Council and the people on the spot agree that there is only one remedy to stop an increase in accidents, and that is the erection of traffic lights at this spot. We are getting a little nearer to the ultimate decision, and would the hon. Gentleman please speed it up so that we may have traffic lights before more accidents occur and more people are killed?

Mr. Macpherson

My right hon. Friend has offered to discuss this matter further with the county council.