HC Deb 16 November 1939 vol 353 cc847-8W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the problem of road risks in winter time in industrial areas due to black-out conditions and to the short period of daylight; will he note that workpeople have frequently to leave their homes early, in frost and snow, which is particularly dangerous in the hilly North, and to return home frequently in rain and other bad weather conditions; and whether he can propose some system of lighting in these areas which will diminish the risks of accident?

Sir J. Anderson

I would refer the hon. member to the statement which I made on the 26th October in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Cheltenham (Mr. Lipson). Since then, further experiments have been made with various types of reduced street lighting, but I am not yet in a position to say whether any such lighting can safely be permitted.