HC Deb 31 October 1956 vol 558 c158W
89. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation why he has decided to remove the speed limit on the Derby-Macclesfield road from its junction with Kingsway to its junction with Prince Charles Avenue ; why he has further refused to impose a speed limit on the Derby-Macclesfield road from Prince Charles Avenue to Radbourne Lane as requested by the Derby Borough Council ; and whether, in view of the dangers on the road and the strong local feeling on the matter, he will reconsider these decisions.

Mr. Watkinson

As I have explained to the right hon. Gentleman, the decision to remove from the first length the speed limit automatically imposed on it by the recent installation of street lighting, and not to impose the limit on the second length which is unlighted, was based on the knowledge that neither length is in a recognisably built-up area and that a speed limit would not add to safety on the road.