HC Deb 06 December 1961 vol 650 cc167-8W
84. Mr. Clive Bossom

asked the Minister of Transport if he will consult local highway authorities with a view to ascertaining the number of highway and traffic engineers employed by them who have full and formal post-graduate training, in order to discover the extent to which substantial expansion of these numbers is required; and if he will publish the information so obtained in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Mr. Marples

I doubt if an inquiry on these lines would be very helpful at present. The Institute of Civil Engineers has recently let me have information about the number of traffic engineers employed by the larger local authorities and their probable requirements for the future. I have also had discussions with the universities about their courses in traffic engineering. In the light of this information I propose shortly to pursue with the local authority associations the need for further training and use of traffic engineers.