§ 61. Mr. Roland Robinson
asked the Minister of Transport what are his reasons for refusing to comply with the 81W request of the Blackpool Corporation that he should approve an order extending the 30 miles-per-hour zone on Preston New Road to a point close to the borough boundary; whether he is aware of the anxiety of parents who live in the Mere-side housing estate which is adjacent to this road for the safety of their children from road accidents; and whether he will reverse this decision or, alternatively, produce other safety precautions.
The Mereside Estate is the only development near this length of road and lies well back behind an open space and service roads. As the length of road is not built up, I do not think that a speed limit would be justified. My right hon. Friend is asking his divisional road engineer to look into the accident record with the highway authority in order to see whether any other remedial measures are called for.