HC Deb 14 June 1961 vol 642 cc418-9
34. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport if he will replace the pedestrian crossing which used to exist in Harrow Road, Wembley, at the junction of Maybank Avenue and Elms Lane.

Mr. Hay

No difficulties to pedestrians crossing Harrow Road at this junction have been brought to our notice, nor, I understand, to the notice of the Wembley Borough Council.

Mr. Russell

Is my hon. Friend aware that there is no pedestrian crossing on this road for about three-quarters of a mile until it reaches the junction with Watford Road? Does he not think that that is rather a long distance, particularly in view of the heavy traffic in the early morning rush hours, and that it is a very busy road?

Mr. Hay

The absence of a crossing on a particular stretch of road does not necessarily mean that one is required. One has to consider the volume of traffic and of pedestrians, and so far we have had no evidence—unless my hon. Friend has some—that a crossing is needed at this particular point.