HC Deb 25 May 1938 vol 336 cc1225-6W
Sir D. Thomson

asked the Minister of Transport whether he can give the number of accidents in the London area on 17th May, 1938, in which skidding motor vehicles were involved, and what was the daily average for 1937; whether he can give separate figures showing how many such accidents took place on new non-skid-surface roads as against the old-fashioned surfaces; and what steps can he take to expedite the alteration of surfaces which, in wet weather, lead to skidding?

Mr. Burgin

I regret that the details asked for in the first and second parts of the question are not available. As regards the last part, I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a memorandum on the layout and construction of roads which was issued to all highway authorities in January, 1937. In addition, my divisional road engineers continue to call the attention of highway authorities to any surfaces which appear to them to need improvement.