HC Deb 19 June 1950 vol 476 cc59-60W
80. Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the recent fatal accidents and of representations made to him in previous years and now repeated by local residents and organisations, he will reimpose a speed limit upon the trunk road at Castle Bromwich.

Mr. Barnes

I much regret the unfortunate accident on 10th June in which two children were killed and one child was injured. I do not think, however, that a speed limit would have prevented this accident. Nevertheless accidents on this road seem to have increased somewhat during 1949 and 1950 and I have decided to have conditions there fully investigated by my divisional road engineer in consultation with the police and local authorities, to see what can be done to improve safety.