HL Deb 18 December 1956 vol 200 c1179

2.39 p.m.


My Lords, I beg to ask the Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.

[The Question was as follows:

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any steps can be taken to improve the lighting arrangements of the Mersey Tunnel and to bring the lighting regulations for the vehicles making use of this great artery in line with the regulations governing the use of other great road tunnels in Europe and America.]


My Lords, the lighting of this tunnel and the by-laws relating to the lighting of vehicles in the tunnel are the responsibility of the Mersey Tunnel Joint Committee, and my right honourable friend the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation has no power to intervene. No complaints about the standard of lighting have been received by the Minister, but if my noble friend has any further information to offer, the Committee will be asked to consider the matter.


My Lords, I thank the noble Lord.