HC Deb 24 July 1963 vol 681 cc1441-2
21. Mr. Walker

asked the Minister of Transport what representations he has received about the need for pedestrian crossings in the village of Wychbold; and what action he intends to take as a result of these representations.

Mr. Marples

There has been some local pressure for a pedestrian crossing here, but this has not been supported by the police. In my view the volume of traffic is not sufficient to justify a crossing.

Mr. Walker

In view of the fact that 300 children have to cross the road to get to the school in the village, may I ask my right hon. Friend to consider this matter from the point of view of road safety?

Mr. Marples

I will consider it from a road safety point of view, but the best protection for school children is a school crossing patrol, which is a matter for the local education authority. I do not think a zebra crossing is the right remedy in this case.

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