HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 c428
36. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Transport when the Liverpool Corporation will be informed of his decision on the alterations to speed limits on roads in the city area, which were submitted to his Department 18 months ago.

Mr. Galbraith

Agreement to one of the proposed alterations has already been given. In the other cases our divisional road engineer suggested a number of additional changes in speed limits, with which the Corporation did not agree. He also requested certain information which was given to him only on 16th July. A decision can now soon be reached.

Mrs. Braddock

Is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that this approval was given only after I had put down this Question? Is it not the fact that quite a number of the suggestions made were agreed suggestions, although one or two were not? Is it not unwise to hold up agreement that can be reached between the Ministry and the local authority? Is it not better to get out of the way those things which can be agreed and then to discuss the others afterwards?

Mr. Galbraith

Not necessarily. When doing these things it is perhaps better to do them on a comprehensive basis.