§ Mr. Higgins
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to improve traffic flow from all directions by removing the traffic lights recently installed at the junction of St. George's road and Garden way, London; at what level the decision to instal them was taken; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
The decision to instal the traffic lights was taken by Southwark borough council following consultation with the traffic control systems unit. The Department of Transport was notified of the council's intention. The traffic lights and pelican crossings installed by the council are designed to improve safety for pedestrians. I see no reason to intervene.