HC Deb 31 January 1962 vol 652 c1091
38. Sir J. Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent, when local inquiries are held into the siting of direction signs, Belisha beacons, parking meters and the obstructions on pavements in cities in Scotland, he gives consideration to ensuring that pedestrians can walk about in reasonable comfort and with freedom of movement.

Mr. Brooman-White

Local authorities are responsible in the cities for the erection of traffic signs and parking meters. In these matters, my right hon. Friend's powers are primarily concerned with the movement of traffic on the roads. We have no knowledge, to date, of problems from the pedestrian side.

Sir J. Duncan

Will my hon. Friend take my hon. Friend for a walk in some of the streets of London to see how clutered up the pavements are, and how difficult it is to walk along them in the rush hour, and will he give an assurance that the same disastrous "Marpling" conditions will not arise in our Scottish cities?

Mr. Brooman-White

I trust that the Scottish local authorities will take note of my hon. Friend's views.

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