HC Deb 08 March 1926 vol 192 cc1950-1W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Transport if his attention has been drawn to the Brentford inquest, on 17th February, held on Gordon Stuart McIlroy, when the jury, in their verdict, made an addendum that they considered that the number of accidents on the Great West Road at night was due to insufficient lighting; and will he take steps to minimise this danger?

Colonel ASHLEY

According to the transcript of proceedings at the inquest, the jury, while expressing the opinion that the Great West Road was insufficiently lighted, did not attribute this particular accident to that cause. While deeply regretting such occurrences, I would remind the hon. and gallant Member that the lighting of roads is a responsibility of local authorities, who, in determining the expenditure to be incurred for the purpose, have to take into account, among other factors, the stage of development of the area traversed by the road.