HC Deb 06 February 1957 vol 564 cc421-2
29. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what are the prospects of traffic lights being installed at the dangerous cross-roads at Pool in the urban district of Camborne-Redruth.

Mr. Watkinson

On the technical advice before me it does not appear that traffic lights would improve conditions here.

Mr. Hayman

Is the Minister aware that I am amazed by that statement because, in the last big traffic census—about three years ago—it was shown that about eleven vehicles a minute passed over this cross-road on the A.30 road, which is extremely dangerous for traffic from the northern approach to get into the westerly stream? Will the right hon. Gentleman see whether something cannot be done about this problem?

Mr. Watkinson

I shall certainly do that. I am sure the hon. Member knows the cross-roads very well and will realise that the physical layout makes it very difficult for traffic lights to be installed there.