HC Deb 17 February 1937 vol 320 c1193W
Sir D. Thomson

asked the Minister of Transport what are the numbers of pedestrian crossings now existing in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and Dundee, respectively; and whether the ratio of fatal accidents to population is greater where the number of pedestrian crossings is less?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The number of crossings in Edinburgh is 20, in Glasgow 320, in Aberdeen 33 and in Dundee nil. In the opinion of my Department these schemes are inadequate in each of the places mentioned and particularly so in Edinburgh. The ratio of pedestrians killed per hundred thousand of the population in 1936 for large burghs in Scotland which are regarded as having adequate schemes of pedestrian crossings is 3.7. Corresponding figures are Edinburgh 8.9, Glasgow 9.4, Aberdeen 4.8, Dundee 4.6.