§ Dr. SALTER
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that a series of fatal and non-fatal accidents have recently occurred in Haydons Road and Wimbledon Broadway; and will he explain the delay in announcing his decision to confirm or not to confirm the order for a speed limit of 20 miles per hour made by the Wimbledon Council, and which was the subject of a public inquiry on 21st and 22nd January last?
§ Mr. H0RE-BELISHA
My decision not to confirm the order for a speed limit of 20 miles per hour on the two roads mentioned by the hon. Member was communicated to the Wimbledon Borough Council on the 9th July. Before arriving at this decision, I took all relevant facts, including the number of accidents, into account.