§ Sir P. Bryan
With your permission, Mr. Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to present a petition, signed by 1,524 citizens of the town of Market Weighton in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Their grievance is the growing flow of heavy lorries which pour into and through the busy narrow main street. The danger to shoppers is evident from the number of 982 accidents which have occurred. Parents are increasingly anxious for the safety of school children. Those who live in the main street are afflicted by intolerable and increasing noise. The opening of the Humber Bridge will release an additional stream of traffic into the already overburdened main street.
The petition readsTo the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.The petition shewethThat the centre of the town of Market Weighton is rendered intolerably noisy and dangerous by the passage of heavy traffic. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that a By-Pass to Market Weighton be constructed without delay, and that the By-Pass be completed before the opening of the Humber Bridge. And your petitioners, as in duty bound will ever pray.
§ To lie upon the Table.
§ Mr. Speaker
Before I call upon the right hon. Member for Carshalton (Mr. Carr) to ask his Private Notice Question, I would point out that this is a private Member's day. Because of that, I had certain misgivings about allowing it. There has been an increasing encroachment on private Members' time recently.