HC Deb 18 November 1926 vol 199 cc1982-3W

asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the 29 motor accidents, of which nine were fatal, reported to have occurred in the neighbourhood of Farningham village within the last 12 months, he will cause a report to be made to him as to the dangerous nature, or otherwise, of the many roads converging on Farningham village, within half-a-mile of the parish church, most of them winding and with steep gradients; and, following such report indicated, will he, if the need is indicated, cause more adequate danger notices to be erected?

Colonel ASHLEY

As I explained in reply to the question asked by my hon. Friend the Member for Chislehurst (Mr. Smithers) on Monday last, I believe the Kent County Council have under consideration proposals for dealing with one road junction, and I will draw the council's attention to the suggestions contained in the present question. According to My information, however, the accidents are, generally speaking, not due to the absence of adequate warning notices or to the condition of the roads.