§ 23. Mrs. Castle
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will circulate in the Official Report the names of the local authorities which have still not removed the turnstiles from their public lavatories.
§ Mrs. Castle
While thanking the hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask him 1085 whether it is not a fact that included in the list are a number of seaside resorts such as Blackpool, Morecambe, Cleveleys and Southport? Therefore, what does he intend to do to ensure that the turnstiles will be removed before the holiday period and, thus, that women visiting those towns will be saved from the acute embarrassment, not to say danger, which is involved in negotiating these infernal machines?
§ Mr. Corfield
None of the places the hon. Lady has mentioned is included in the list. However, I can tell her that since I last answered a Question on this subject three further local authorities have removed all their turnstiles and five others expect to do so in a matter of weeks. One of these has only one turnstile, and it is in a lavatory which is closed.
Following is the answer:My latest information is that, the following authorities have not yet removed all their turnstiles.
- Brighton County Borough Council.
- Henley-on-Thames Borough Council.
- Richmond (Yorks) Borough Council.
- St. Ives (Cornwall) Borough Council.
- Abergele Urban District Council.
- Bala Urban District Council.
- Bude-Stratton Urban District Council.
- Herne Bay Urban District Council.
- Holywell Urban District Council.
- Skipton Urban District Council.
- Thirsk Rural District Council.In Brighton, the one remaining turnstile is in a public lavatory not yet opened for the season.