§ Mr. Page
asked the Attorney General whether, in view of the decision in the case of Bassett versus Victoria Wine Company, reported in The Times newspaper on 6th February, 1958, he will initiate legislation which will enable an injured person to base a claim for damages upon a breach of the Pedestrian Crossings Regulations, 1954.
My noble and learned Friend the Lord Chancellor does not consider that legislation is required for this purpose. The plaintiff's claim in the case of Bassettv. Victoria Wine Company was based on common law negligence only. The decision of the Court of Appeal does not therefore seem to my noble Friend to cast any doubt on the correctness of previous decisions about claims based on the Regulations.