HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 cc77-8W
67. Mr. Fletcher

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the large number of road accidents that occur at the junction of Southgate Road and Englefield Road, N.1, and that the existing danger is likely to be increased as a result of a proposed new building at these crossroads; and what steps he is taking in the matter following the representations he has received.

Mr. Marples

I know that conditions at this junction are unsatisfactory at present. To improve safety here I have authorised the Hackney Borough Council to modify the traffic control signals to allow for a short all-red period. Work on this will begin this week.

Planning permission for the proposed new building was given by the London County Council. I have recently received representations against it, which I have referred to my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government.