HC Deb 20 February 1963 vol 672 cc63-4W
73 and 74. Sir D. Kaberry

asked the Minister of Transport (1) if he will extend the speed restriction limit from its present point on the Leeds-Otley trunk road at Adel, Leeds, to a point at least 300 yards to the north nearer the Leeds boundary so as to cover all the built-up area;

(2) when he proposes to initiate a scheme for the improvement and widening of the Leeds-Otley trunk road from the end of the double track road at Lawns-wood in Leeds north-westerly to the Leeds boundary at Bramhope, to incorporate safe crossings for pedestrians at suitable points, and to provide adequate arrangements for effective lighting.

Mr. Marples

There are many more urgent road improvement schemes than this one awaiting a place in my trunk road programme and I am afraid it is unlikely to be included for some time. I have had counts taken of persons crossing the road, but these do not indicate that pedestrian crossings are required. If the Leeds City Council ask me to approve a grant towards the cost of improving the street lighting, I will consider it. I am reexamining the case for extending the speed limit on this road and I will write to my hon. Friend about it.