HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 cc408-9W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in consultation with the Home Office, arrangements can be made whereby chief constables of various counties shall be instructed that a uniform system of lighting level crossing gates should be instituted throughout the country, and that variations of this type of warning light should not be left to the discretion of the local police?

Captain Wallace

The responsibility for the lighting of public road level crossing gates rests primarily with the railway companies. The usual type of warning light is a red lamp fixed on the gates, and the companies have been requested to maintain, or adopt, such lamps, suitably dimmed to comply with the lighting restrictions. In addition, the companies maintain crossing gates in as conspicuous condition as is practicable, and reflectors are added in many cases.