HC Deb 03 March 1952 vol 497 cc13-4
26. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Transport if he has considered the dangerous conditions at the Thatched House cross-roads, Leytonstone, as detailed in the letter from Mr. H. C. Clissold, sent to him by the hon. Member for West Ham, North; and what action he proposes to take to eliminate this danger.

Mr. Maclay

I have just had the signal installation at these cross-roads inspected. The equipment itself was found to be in satisfactory condition, but the working of the installation will be carefully watched over the next two weeks and the matter then further considered.

Mr. Lewis

The Minister must have received the communication which I sent to him, and it will now be apparent to him that the trouble is that there are huge vans parked in front of the lights. Will he take some action to prevent the parking of vans within a specified distance of traffic lights?

Mr. Maclay

That point will be looked at with many other matters arising out of this investigation.