§ 67. Mr. Marquand
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that, since his attention was drawn by the right hon. Member for Middlesbrough, East, to the danger to pedestrians as well as to motorists arising from the lack of a speed limit on one mile only of the road from Middlesbrough to Marton, no less than five fatal accidents have occurred on that road; whether he is also aware of the rapidly growing number of schoolchildren who use the road; and when he intends to impose a speed limit throughout the length of the road.
§ Mr. Marples
I was very sorry to learn of these accidents.
I have just received from Middlesbrough County Borough Council an order which would impose a 40 m.p.h. speed limit. Subject to any objections which may be sent to me, I hope to be able to give my consent to the order in the near future.