HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1241W
Mr. Doland

asked the Minister of Transport what steps are being taken to lessen the toll of accidents and fatalities occurring throughout the country during the black-out period; and will he take such steps as lie in his power to impress upon the public the wearing of light-coloured garments as suggested, after experiment, by such bodies as the Men's Wear Council?

Captain Wallace

As regards the first part of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement which I made on 9th November in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Shipley (Mr. Creech Jones). As regards the second part, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Home Security and I have both urged pedestrians to wear or carry something white at night. They may also use a torch to indicate their presence when crossing a road, provided that it is directed downwards.