HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 c1398
16. Mr. Berry

asked the Minister of Transport why the new large signposts in London, S.W.1, indicating the routes to the main roads from London to the North and West, omit any reference to the motorways.

Mr. Swingler

The Greater London Council is responsible for the new primary route signs in S.W.1.

We understand that the new signposts have been put up in the area of Victoria Station to assist the new traffic scheme there. They carry the same references as other signs in the surrounding area. References to the motorways would be of little help to motorists unless they were continuous along the whole route.

Mr. Berry

Would it not be helpful to motorists coming to London from both outside London and abroad if they could find their way to the motorways as is the case in foreign countries, particularly Italy?

Mr. Swingler

Yes, Sir. I agree with the hon. Gentleman, but there are difficulties of expense and so on. In London this is a matter for the Greater London Council, which is the traffic authority, and we will draw its attention to what the hon. Gentleman has said.