HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 cc1788-9W
Sir N. Grattan-Doyle

asked the Minister of Transport what has been the result of his request to local authorities to be provided, by 31st October, with statements showing the numbers and type of unauthorised traffic signs and the steps taken for their removal and replacement by signs conforming to the provisions of the Road Traffic Act?

Mr. Burgin

There are about 1,300 local authorities concerned. Of these some 600 have replied to my inquiry in regard to unauthorised traffic signs, and in 430 cases the position disclosed is either satisfactory or the necessary steps are being taken to make it so. In the remaining cases correspondence is proceeding with a view to getting matters put on a proper footing, and I am also in communication with the local authorities whose replies have been delayed.