HC Deb 30 July 1958 vol 592 cc1347-8
36. Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what procedure he intends to follow in the selection of sites for the new experimental pedestrian-controlled crossings.

Mr. Nugent

We have asked our divisional road engineers to propose possible sites for experiments aimed at enabling us to assess the value of the new crossings under a variety of traffic conditions. The final choice of sites would depend on the results of the experiment.

Mrs. Butler

Would the Parliamentary Secretary consider selecting some of the sites where local authorities have previously asked for pedestrian crossings and which were not approved because pedestrian traffic was confined to certain special periods of the day? They would seem to be eminently suitable for an experiment of this kind.

Mr. Nugent

I can carry out fully observed experiments on a limited number of sites only, we hope about thirty. If the hon. Lady has any particular local authorities in mind and if she will let me know the sites, I will glady see whether we can include them.