HC Deb 19 July 1995 vol 263 c1785

11.4 pm

Mr. Keith Vaz (Leicester, East)

The first petition concerns a crossing in my constituency on the junction of Hungarton boulevard and Steins lane. For many years, a crossing patrol operated on this dangerous junction. The local county council provided the resources for that crossing patrol. That crossing patrol was stopped but, as a result of a number of protests by local residents, including myself, there has been a temporary reinstatement of the crossing. Schoolchildren have to go past that junction every day to a number of local schools.

One thousand local residents have signed the petition, which concludes: Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House urges the Secretary of State for Education to allow Leicestershire county council to re-appoint a crossing guide on a permanent basis on this site, and your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.