HC Deb 18 February 1964 vol 689 c169W
37 and 38. Mrs. McLaughlin

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) whether all turnstiles have been removed as required under the Public Lavatories (Turnstiles) Act, 1963;

(2) what action he proposes to take to ensure that the Public Lavatories (Turnstiles) Act, 1963, is fully implemented where such turnstiles are still in use.

Mr. Corfield

Of 87 authorities who earlier refused to remove their turnstiles or had not reached a decision, 61 have now removed them and 12 expect to do so within the next few weeks. Two more have not yet removed all of theirs but are doing so. Most of the authorities who are late have been waiting for delivery of coin locks. The Act provides for enforcement by mandamus and my right hon. Friend will use this provision if necessary.