HC Deb 21 April 1964 vol 693 cc1084-5
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.

Mr. Corfield

Yes, Sir.

Mrs. Castle

While thanking the hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask him 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. In Brighton, the one remaining turnstile is in a public lavatory not yet opened for the season.
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